Archive for Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Texas man sentenced to federal prison for 14 years for robberies, including one in Lawrence

June 19, 2012


A federal judge sentenced a 26-year-old Texas man Monday to 14 years in prison for committing four robberies, including a Jan. 26 armed robbery of Cirilla’s in Lawrence.

District Judge J. Thomas Marten handed down the sentence to David B. Johnson after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to four counts of robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Johnson admitted to committing robberies from Jan. 23 to Jan. 28 in Topeka, Lawrence and Wichita.

Authorities had accused Johnson and Brittany R. Holt, 22, of Topeka, with a Jan. 26 armed robbery at Cirilla’s in Lawrence in which a man with a handgun was accused of taking $108 cash from a clerk at the store and a woman allegedly took lingerie, an adult toy and a set of bondage equipment. The couple were caught in a chase in the Wichita area two days after Johnson robbed a Subway restaurant there.

Holt pleaded guilty last week to one federal count of robbery. Her sentencing is scheduled for August. According to court records, Johnson’s attorney asked for a 10-year prison sentence, saying Johnson had struggled with drugs and alcohol addiction since he was a teenager.


consumer1 5 years, 6 months ago

Does anyone besides me remeber when it became popular to use drugs as a rational/lame excuse for their bad behavior? What a cop out, and it was created by the govt. Just another enabling tool for the useless to ignore responsibility for their actions.

organic_locallygrown_hatred 5 years, 6 months ago

"Does anyone besides me remeber when it became popular to use drugs as a rational/lame excuse for their bad behavior? "

Apparently, only you remember this. What were you on?

tbaker 5 years, 6 months ago

This rational is born of relativism which holds that the circumstances determine whether or not someone should be responsible for their behavior. This came on strong in the early 90's when political correctness first became popular. This is the liberal delusion which presumes it is possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

These two now reap what they have sewn. They can spend all day blaming everyone but themselves because they will have plenty of time to do so.

tbaker 5 years, 5 months ago

You should try reading the post I replied to.

Steven Freedman 5 years, 6 months ago

Well I think the judge agreed with you since he got 14 years, four more than his attorney asked for. Which seems about right for the crimes described in the article.

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