Wichita man gets tough sentence for robbery, shots fired
A judge has sentenced a Wichita man to 25 years in federal prison and shooting at police as he tried to get away.
Paul F. Sifuentez, 56, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during a robbery, one count of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.
Sifuentez robbed the Kentucky Fried Chicken at 1251 South Woodlawn on June 7, 2012. He is accused of pointing a gun at a police officer as he and his co-defendant drove away. He also fired three shots, shattering the glass on the officer’s car door and narrowly missing her.
Officers later found Sifuentez hiding at the Governeour Manor Apartment complex at 7025 East Lincoln.
The other suspect, James L. Adamson, was arrested later at his home. Adamson was senteced last month to five years in federal prison. He pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting a robbery.