Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Feds: Grand jury indicts trio accused in Pomona bank robbery

By The Herald Staff | 4/16/2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A federal grand jury has indicted three people who were arrested in connection with a mid-March robbery of Goppert State Service Bank in Pomona.

Caleb Jeffcoat, 26, Quenemo, Christel Collins, 37, Quenemo, and Robert Martin, 39, Quenemo, were charged with one count each of bank robbery, according to a press release from the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A federal grand jury has indicted three people who were arrested in connection with a mid-March robbery of Goppert State Service Bank in Pomona.

Caleb Jeffcoat, 26, Quenemo, Christel Collins, 37, Quenemo, and Robert Martin, 39, Quenemo, were charged with one count each of bank robbery, according to a press release from the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.

A man thought to be armed robbed the bank, 118 E. Franklin St., Pomona, on the morning of March 19 then ran from the scene after receiving an undisclosed amount of money, according to Herald archives.

Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies and Kansas Highway Patrol responded, blocking off Monroe Street to Second Street in Pomona, as well as Madison Street to Second Street, surrounding the bank, as the man was seen running east from behind the business, Rick Geist, Franklin County undersheriff, said previously. The Kansas Highway Patrol also conducted an aerial search using a small plane.

Collins and Jeffcoat were nabbed March 21 in connection with the robbery after detectives received information early March 21 that led to the execution of a search warrant, which culminated in the arrests. Martin was arrested later the same day on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, according to Herald archives.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Ottawa Police Department, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office and the FBI investigated the robbery.

If convicted, Jeffcoat, Collins and Martin face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.

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