One of the defendants in the robbery of a Topeka Casey’s General Store in February pleaded guilty to charges in the case on Monday.
Thirty-four year old Maroleno Devon Ryland pleaded guilty as charged to one count of commercial robbery, according to U.S. Attorney Tom Beall.
An employee of the store was threatened with a gun when he was preparing to take store deposits to the bank on Groundhog Day.
Soon after the robbery, a Topeka police officer saw Ryland and his co-defendant, twenty-six-year-old Christopher Allen Bush, sitting in a vehicle together.
Later, police stopped another car in which Ryland was a passenger. They arrested Ryland and seized cash from the robbery.
Bush is set for a change of plea hearing on June 26th.