HUTCHINSON, Kan. — After nearly two hours of deliberations, the jury found a man suspected in a series of robberies guilty as charged.
Jeffrey Howell was found guilty of multiple counts of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and one count of attempted aggravated robbery.
The first robbery occurred at Vic’s Dog Grooming on Oct. 26, 2016. Other robberies occurred in August and September of 2017.
Howell robbed the Dillons at 206 W. 5th and Kwik Shop locations at 1401 E. 4th and 1701 N. Monroe.
Howell declined to participate in his trial. His attorney sat alone at the defense table.
District Judge Tim Chambers set a special setting for sentencing on Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m.