Man sentenced to 12 years for jewelry store, bank robberies
April 21, 2017
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for robbing a bank and holding a jewelry store owner at gunpoint.
The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/2pj9zzi ) reports that 25-year-old Terence Thomas was sentenced Wednesday.
Prosecutors say Thomas had a knife when he approached the jewelry store owner and his wife as they arrived for work in December 2015. The owner drew a handgun in self-defense. The two men wrestled and shots were fired before Thomas got the gun. After forcing the owner to open the door to the business, Thomas dragged the owner's wife in...