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May 27, 2015

Wichita Man Charged in 2013 Bank Robbery

WICHITA, KS—A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted a Wichita man in a 2013 bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Frederick Aaron Cunningham, 45, who is in custody in Wisconsin on unrelated charges, was charged with one count of bank robbery. The indictment alleges that on Oct. 28, 2013, Cunningham robbed the Intrust Bank branch inside the Dillons store at 3211 S. Seneca.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI and the Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

Other Federal Grand Jury Indictments

Dontreal D. Banks, 28, Wichita, Kan, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction and one count of unlawful possession of ammunition following a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Feb. 23, 2015, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The Wichita Police Department and the Kansas Department of Corrections investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

Stephen Barnhart, 49, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of attempted manufacture of methamphetamine, two counts of possession of materials used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, one count of possession and distribution of chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, five counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a user of controlled substances, and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in September 2011 and December 2014 in Sedgwick County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

  • Attempted manufacture of methamphetamine: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $250,000.
  • Possession of materials used to manufacture methamphetamine: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each county.
  • Possession and distribution of chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.
  • Possession with intent to distribute cocaine: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $1 million.
  • Possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking: A maximum penalty of five years (consecutive) and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm by user of controlled substances: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.
  • Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine: Not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $2 million.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Jacobs is prosecuting.

Luis Perez-Morales, 32, Las Vegas, Nevada, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of traveling from Nevada to Kansas in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crimes are alleged to have occurred May 18, 201 in Thomas County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $500,000 on the possession with intent to distribute charge, and a maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the other count. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Jacobs is prosecuting.

Sergio Tapia-Martinez, 41, Emporia, Kan., is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after having been convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found May 21, 2015, in Lyon County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Kansas Department of Revenue investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Emmanuel Rodriguez-Torres, 30, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with assaulting an employee of the Department of Homeland Security in the performance of his duties. The crime is alleged to have occurred May 6, 2015, in Barton County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of eight years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Augustine Diego Mateo-Gonzalez, 37, a citizen of Guatemala, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found May 8, 2015, in Dodge City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Juan J. Martinez, 54, Dodge City, Kan., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute approximately 10 pounds of methamphetamine. Co-defendant Oscar Natividad Pena-Cano, 47, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. They were arrested April 21, 2015, in Dodge City, Kan.

If convicted Martinez faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million. Pena-Cano faces a maximum penalty of two years and a fine up to $250,000. The Ford County Sheriff’s Department, the Wichita Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst is prosecuting.

Rafael Reyes, 23, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a sawed off shotgun and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred May 15, 2014, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10,000 on the first count and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the second count. The Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst is prosecuting.

Shawn D. McCollum, Jr., 28, Claflin, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Sept. 19, 2014, in Lyons, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge, and a penalty of not less than five years and a fine up to $2 million on the drug charge. The Lyons, Kan., Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Treaster is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

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