Defendant sentenced for attempted aggravated robbery


Emmanuel L. Brooks, 20, Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced for the charge of attempted aggravated robbery. The charged stemmed from an April 28, 2016 incident at Jimmy John's in Lansing.  Brooks attempted to rob the sandwich shop with a BB gun.

Lansing Police Chief credited an employee of the business and a customer with thwarting the robbery attempt.  In terms of state sentencing guidelines, the case was considered a "border box" case. This means probation was possible if the judge ruled that certain factors were met.   The Court found that sentence could be suspended and gave Brooks probation.