For Immediate Release
Monday, November 7, 2016
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jim Cross
Wichita Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery at Park City Liquor Store
Field Division: Kansas City Field Division
WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man who was shot while attempting to rob a Park City liquor store was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.
Michael Ray Phillips, 37, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of brandishing a firearm during a commercial robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on May 24, 2016, he and a co-defendant both brandished firearms when they tried to rob MGS Liquor Store at 6200 North Broadway in Park City.
An employee of the store produced a firearm and fired two rounds at the robbers, striking Phillips in the chest. Although he was injured, Phillips fled the store before police arrived. The employee of the store held the other robber at gunpoint until police responded. Phillips was arrested later when he sought treatment for the gunshot wound at a hospital in Kansas City.
Co-defendant Roland Donell Ross is set for sentencing Nov. 10.
Beall commended the Park City Police Department, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated and Assistant. U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case.