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Wichita man faces federal charges in attempted robbery of Dollar General store

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at 4:13 p.m.

A Wichita man accused of trying to rob a Dollar General store on Feb. 10 is facing federal charges.

Emanuel Goines, 46, was indicted Thursday on one count of attempted robbery of the store, 2020 E. 21st St. in Wichita, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release. Goines was initially charged in U.S. District Court on Feb. 12.

Grissom said according to an affidavit describing the alleged robbery attempt:

Two officers working a special detail in response to a spike in commercial robberies saw Goines enter the Dollar General. The pair were in an unmarked car. When law enforcement in marked vehicles showed up, Goines fled the business. He later was found hiding under a truck in the 2200 block of Piatt.

Goines is facing up to 20 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000, if convicted.

In other indictments Thursday, Grissom said:

• John Lee Cline, 48, of Halstead, was charged with robbing the Intrust Bank at 3932 W. 13th St. in Wichita on Jan. 21. The bank is inside the Dillons store at 13th and West.

Cline turned himself in to detectives last month, Wichita police said, after he learned authorities had released surveillance photos and were searching for him.

He faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000, upon conviction.

• Justin and Penny Johnson, owners of Timberview Construction in Lenexa, were charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering amid allegations they misspent proceeds from a loan guaranteed by the Small Business Administration. The indictment also alleges the pair laundered the money.

The crimes carry penalties of 10 to 30 years in federal prison.

• Tomas Zepeda Jr., 34, and Shawna Lynn Mathis, 31, were charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute for crimes alleged to have happened Feb. 11 in Thomas County.

If convicted, they face up to 20 years in federal prison.

• Wichitan Thomas Lee Wohlford, 31, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction for crimes alleged on Feb. 11 in Sedgwick County. He could spend up to 10 years in federal prison, if convicted.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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