Second of 3 Kickapoo Reservation home invasion suspects pleads guilty

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TOPEKA, Kan., (WIBW)- On the day his trial was to begin, a Brown County man pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an April 2014 home invasion.

Brown County Attorney Kevin Hill says that Westley ‘Sag Tuk’ Banks pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated robbery, aggravated battery and aggravated burglary. Banks was one of three men allegedly involved in an April 24 home invasion on the Kickapoo Reservation.

Hill says that the aggravated robbery conviction carries a presumptive sentence between 55 months and 247 months, the aggravated battery conviction has a sentence between 38 months and 172 months and the aggravated burglary conviction has a sentence between 31 and 136 months.

Hill says that the victim has been actively involved in the case since its filing and is pleased that Banks’ plea will result in him being held accountable.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 29.

Banks remains in the Brown County jail. He bond was revoked following his plea.

One of the other suspects, Andrew Darnell, 22, pleaded no contest in December to charges associated with the home invasion. He was charged with robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated assault. Lesser charges of criminal threat and aggravated assault were dismissed.

Sentencing for Darnell is scheduled for March 28.

The third suspect, Tyler ‘Tiger’ Banks is set to go to trial in Brown County court March 1.