Wichita Woman & Man Charged with Multiple Armed Robberies

Ted Woodward
February 28, 2018 - 2:54 pm



A Wichita man and woman have been charged in a string of armed robberies at local businesses, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

A federal grand jury indictment charged 20-year-old Savannah Cole and 28-year-old and Kenneth Cade with four counts of robbery and four counts of using firearms to commit robberies. In addition, Cade was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction.

The indictment alleges Cole and Cade committed the following robberies:

·Dollar General Store, 915 S. Glendale in Wichita, Nov. 22, 2017.
·C-Store, 837 S. Oliver in Wichita, Feb. 7, 2018.
·Arby’s, 4308 E. Harry in Wichita, Feb. 14, 2018.
·Circle K Store, 515 N. Seneca in Wichita, Feb. 14, 2018.

The FBI and the Wichita Police Department helped investigate the case, and the U.S. Attorney's prosecuting the case as part Project Safe Neighborhoods, a U.S. Department of Justice initiative targeting violent crime.


*Three Wichitans are charged with the sex trafficking of a minor: 22-year-old Johnell Carter, 27-year-old Christian Dixon, and 21-year-old Jazmin Manuel are charged with one count of sex trafficking a minor. According to an affidavit filed in federal court, in June 2017 the Wichita Police Department interviewed a 16-year-old girl who had been the victim of sex trafficking starting at the age of 15. It is alleged Carter and Dixon arranged for the victim to engage in commercial sex acts, including approximately 50 encounters with men who paid to have sex with her. The defendants used Web-based advertising to offer the minor, including transporting the minor to San Antonio, Texas, where men paid to have sex with the minor. The FBI, the Wichita Police Department and the Exploited and Missing Child Unit (EMCU) investigated the case.

*37-year-old Nehemiah Jackson of Wichita is charged with one count of theft of mail by a U.S. Postal Service employee. It is alleged he stole cell phones that were being mailed to Assurion. The crime is alleged to have occurred in December 2017 in Sedgwick County, Kan. The U.S. Postal Service investigated the case.

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