Posted 2 years ago
By Fred Gough
WICHITA – Sedgwick County Sheriff Officials are investigating a robbery of a bank in Valley Center. That has led to some arrest in the case.
The suspects have been identified as 23-year-old Dlaney M. Nixon, 49-year-old Terry G. Revels, 31-year-old Henry Adams III and 34-year-old Veronica K. Johnson.
All four have been booked into the Sedgwick County Jail for aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary and criminal threats.
It was just before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday when sheriff deputies and Valley Center police responded to the report of a bank robbery at Intrust Bank in Valley Center.
An agent’s affidavit alleged Nixon and Revels entered the bank wearing ski masks and hoodies and carrying black bags. Johnson allegedly waited outside in a white Cadillac to act as a lookout. One of them yelled for the tellers to “get down, get down.” He pointed what appeared to be a black handgun at the tellers. The tellers complied and lay down on the floor. The robbers vaulted the counter and emptied the teller drawers of cash before fleeing the bank.
Responding officers located the white Cadillac near 81st North and West Street in Valley Center and chased the car for several miles before it stopped on Sheridan Court and the three male robbers fled on foot in different directions.
Nixon was arrested after a foot chase.
Officers lost track of Revels and conducted a sweep of the neighborhood until a homeowner contacted them. The homeowner said one of the robbers had broken into his house and tied up his 15-year-old son, stolen his cell phone and threatened to hurt him. The homeowner left work and returned to his house, Revels fled the house. Officers found Revels hiding in a pickup near 623 West Main and arrested him.
Adams and Johnson were arrested after officers stopped a blue Infinity near where the robbers abandoned the Cadillac.
The defendants will have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Wichita on Monday. If convicted, they each face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the bank robbery charge.