Crime & Courts

Wichita man faces federal charges linked to convenience store robbery

A Wichita man faces federal charges in connection with an armed robbery at a west Wichita convenience store.

Quincy D. Hadley, 36, was charged Thursday with one count of robbing a commercial business, one count of brandishing a firearm during the robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Court documents allege Hadley was wearing a ski mask when he entered the Presto Circle K at 4414 W. Maple early Wednesday morning and pointed a .40-caliber handgun at the clerk.

After demanding and receiving cash, he said he wanted cigarettes, prosecutors allege. When the clerk gave him bargain cigarettes, he said he wanted name-brand cigarettes. He fled the store after being given cartons of Marlboros and Camels.

A police officer responding to the 911 call found him changing clothes in a parked car and arrested him, according to the criminal complaint filed in the case. When police asked why he was partly unclothed, he said he was watching pornography on his phone.

If convicted, Hadley faces a penalty of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of as much as $250,000 on the robbery count; at least seven years and a fine of up to $250,000 on the brandishing charge; and up to 10 years and a fine as high as $250,000 on the other count.

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger

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