TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Two Topeka men were sentenced for their roles in a string of robberies that plagued local businesses last summer, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom. Two other men have been convicted already as well, while a third awaits trial.
Quartez Norwood was given 15 years in federal prison for his role in two robberies. He admitted to robbing an EZ Payday Advance, 2613 S.W. 21st Street, on July 29, 2013, and the Family Dollar, 2616 S.E. 6th Street, five days later. Additionally, the 32 year-old said he had a gun during the Family Dollar robbery.
Meanwhile, Henry Lavelle Davis also admitted to participating in robbing the EZ Payday Advance in addition to holding up the Check Into Cash, 3711 S.W. Plaza Drive, four days earlier. The 41 year-old was sentenced to 7 years in a federal prison, according to Grissom's Office.
Norwood and Davis' co-defendants are each at different stages of their trials, explained Grissom's office. Xavier Leron Sims, 26, was already sentenced to nearly 3 years. Forty-two year-old Robert Wayne Redmond, 42, will be sentenced in July and Henry Earl Sirvira, 45, is still awaiting trial.