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Thursday, June 24, 2021

KC Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Metro-area Armed Robberies

Kansas City, MO - A Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday for the armed robberies of eight metropolitan-area businesses during the summer of 2017.

Calvin C. Wallace, III, 30, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 20 years in federal prison without parole.

On Nov. 9, 2020, Wallace pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, seven counts of robbery, and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime.

Wallace admitted that he engaged in a conspiracy to commit robberies at eight Kansas City metropolitan area businesses from June 29 to Aug. 3, 2017.

On August 3, 2017, following an armed robbery in Harrisonville, Cass County Deputies pursued Wallace and two other individuals in a vehicle through Peculiar and into Belton, Mo. The pursuit ended in Belton near I-49 and 163rd Street. Following a brief foot pursuit all three subjects were was taken into custody.

“Career criminals like this is exactly why I created our Criminal Apprehension Unit. Dangerous and persistent offenders require additional resources and attention from law enforcement as they are particular dangerous to our communities,” said Sheriff Jeff Weber