Kansas City Man, Teandre L. Wilson, Sentenced to 14 Years for Armed Robbery of Pizza Hut

Kansas City Man, Teandre L. Wilson, Sentenced to 14 Years for Armed Robbery of Pizza Hut, Illegal Firearm

KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) A Kansas City, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court Thursday for illegally possessing the firearm he used in the armed robbery of a Pizza Hut restaurant.

Teandre L. Wilson, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 14 years in federal prison without parole.

On April 9, 2019, Wilson pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.   Wilson admitted he robbed the Pizza Hut at 9515 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.  Wilson entered the Pizza Hut at about 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 12, 2018.  He approached the register, made brief small talk with the cashier, then lifted the right side of his shirt to reveal a firearm tucked in his waistband.  “Give me your money,” he told the cashier, “or I’ll pop ya.”  The cashier emptied the register and handed the money to Wilson, who fled from the premises.

Shortly afterward, on Aug. 24, 2018, Kansas City police officers responded to a report of gunshots in the area of 6th Street and Benton Boulevard.  The caller told officers he heard shots from his residence, then looked out his window and saw a man later identified as Wilson hiding behind a car.  Wilson was found by officers in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store.  Wilson was arrested and officers seized a loaded Springfield Armory .45-caliber pistol from his right waistband.

Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition.  Wilson has prior felony convictions for possessing or distributing a controlled substance, and a prior felony conviction for robbery.

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