Archive for Monday, July 17, 2006

Lawrence man pleads guilty to Topeka bank robbery

July 17, 2006


— Christopher Lee Jackson, a 22-year-old Lawrence man who was charged with robbing a Topeka bank, today pleaded guilty in federal district court to brandishing a firearm during the May 27 robbery.

Jackson will face seven years in federal prison for the robbery at Capital City Bank, 2040 Northwest Topeka Blvd., according to a statement released today by U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren.

"Mr. Jackson brandished a .22-calibre revolver during the bank robbery, which means he will face a mandatory minimum sentence of not less than seven years," Melgren said in a prepared statement.

Jackson's plea said he left the bank and fled in a car driven by his brother, Dana Shawn Worford. Melgren's office said the pair were stopped less than 15 minutes later by Kansas Highway Patrol troopers who had been given a description of their vehicle when it left the bank.

Jackson pleaded guilty during an appearance before U.S. Dist. Judge Julie A. Robinson. Jackson is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 16. Woford, who has also been charged with armed robbery, is scheduled for trial on Aug. 15.


Noweigh 11 years, 11 months ago

The river finally running the other way for once. A Lawrence person convicted of doing something wrong in Topeka.

whiskeysour 11 years, 11 months ago

Maybe Topeka banks should now ban Lawrence customers, hahaha.

Soapdish 11 years, 11 months ago

I'd love to see one Topeka bank owner go on the same kind of tirade the owner of Abe and Jakes went on. Wait, scratch that, no one, Lawrencian or Topekan wants that.

znsh18 11 years, 11 months ago

I have a better theory. He must be from Topeka, moved to Lawrence, doesnt mean he's a lawrencian, & did this =) So, technically the river is still flowing the same way...

Confrontation 11 years, 11 months ago

Check him out at:

In two days, he'll be spending his birthday in a room decorated with steel bars.

lawrencephilosopher 11 years, 11 months ago

Great deal. He will get out of prison, be a felon, unable to get a job, but move back to Lawrence to stay at the new homeless shelter either at 31st or the old location of the Crossing..........Do I have that right .........yup that is right.

lawrencephilosopher 11 years, 11 months ago

Oh ya........then drinking at the crossing will be as safe as downtown........Do I have that right........yup that is right. Now we are helping the homeless alot .......what is Lawrence doing for the elderly? Oh ya...they are moving into the new lofts at the crossing. Wonder how that intersection got that name? SHOOOOOOOOOOO WE ARE HUNTING RABBITS AND LAWYERS SHOOOOOOOOOOOOO

bthom37 11 years, 11 months ago


Maybe you should check out some of the 'heat advisory tips' in the weather thread. Sounds like you've been in the sun too long.

Mike Birch 11 years, 11 months ago

Wait a minute! Did I read this correctly?

bearded_gnome 11 years, 11 months ago

note, he was from lawrence, and sure wasn't a very good bankrobber! wonder what kinda music was on in his car? if had been hiphop, maybe he'd been a better robber, instead of listening to classical kanu?

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