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Wichita Man Hogties Sprint Store Employee; Steals 78 Phones

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WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man was sentenced today to 162 months in federal prison for robbery, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Camarin McPherson, 26, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on April 25, 2019, he brandished a firearm and held a clerk at gunpoint at the Sprint store at 530 S. West Street in Wichita. He hogtied the clerk and stole 54 Apple iPhones and 24 Samsung Galaxy phones.

McAllister commended the Wichita Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Treaster for their work on the case. This case was prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a Justice Department initiative to reduce violent crime.

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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