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May 28, 2014

Wichita Man Charged with Bank Robbery

WICHITA, KS—Craig E. Applebee, 59, Wichita, Kansas, is charged with one count of bank robbery. The indictment alleges that on May 15, 2014, he robbed the Credit Union of America at 212 S. Ridge Road in Wichita.

Court documents allege he entered the credit union at about 3:22 p.m. wearing a black ball cap and dark hooded sweatshirt. He gave a teller a note demanding money. A teller put a GPS tracking device in a bag with the money. Wichita police stopped Applebee’s car near 3700 W. Central less than 15 minutes after the robbery.

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

Other Indictments

Weston Brett Canfield, 27, who is in federal custody, is charged with one count of robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during a robbery, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

The indictment alleges that on May 12, 2014, he brandished a firearm when he robbed Patty’s Retail Liquor at 3705 S.W. Plaza Drive in Topeka.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the bank robbery charge, not less than seven years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of brandishing a firearm during a robbery, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the other firearm charge.

The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

Antonio Carrillo, 45, is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred May 11, 2014, in Sedgwick County, Kansas.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith is prosecuting.

Jorge Goerne Canales, 54, El Paso, Texas, is charged with one count of making a false statement to a federal investigator. The crime is alleged to have occurred April 8, 2014, in Johnson County, Kansas.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Barnett is prosecuting.

Zeke Mills, 32, Wichita, Kansas, is charged with four counts of unlawful possession of ammunition after a felony conviction, two counts of unlawful possession of an unregistered firearm and four counts of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in March and April 2014 in Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

Unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of firearms: a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Unlawful possession of unregistered firearms: a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $10,000.

The Wichita Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Jacobs 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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