Two Wichita men have pleaded guilty in federal court for their roles in a bank robbery last summer, authorities said..
Marcus D. Bishop, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting bank robbery. In his plea, Bishop admitted that he and others discussed robbing the Sunflower Bank at 2073 N. Webb Road in Wichita.
On Aug. 11, he drove himself and two other men to the bank. One of the men, Willie J. Jackson, went inside the bank and robbed it. Jackson got back in the car and Bishop drove the men to a pre-arranged location where they switched cars. They were arrested later that day.
Sentencing for Bishop is set for June 4. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Jackson, 28, pleaded guilty earlier this week to one count of bank robbery and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. In his plea, he admitted that he robbed the Sunflower Bank on Aug. 11.
In a separate incident, Jackson admitted that on June 9, 2011, he unlawfully possessed a firearm. At the time he was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm because of a prior felony conviction for attempted second degree murder.
He also admitted to unlawfully possessing a firearm that he kept at a residence in Salina on May 12, 2011.
Jackson is scheduled for sentencing May 31. Both parties have agreed to recommend a sentence between 77 months and 96 months in federal prison.
Co-defendant Sergio R. Little is set for a change of plea hearing on March 20. Another co-defendant, Tanina Renee Anderson, is scheduled to be sentenced April 23.