Towanda man sentenced for armed robbery

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A Towanda man was sentenced Thursday to seven years in federal prison for robbing an Arkansas City business at gunpoint, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Jason A. Farner, 32, Towanda, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of brandishing a firearm during a commercial robbery. In his plea, he admitted he brandished a .380 caliber handgun on Feb. 11, 2016, when he robbed Advance America in Arkansas City, Kan. Farner was arrested later that day when a deputy with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office stopped him for a traffic violation.