Prosecutors are filing federal charges against two Topeka men accused of armed robbery. Police say Derick Renee Crawford and Travis Jeremy Coffman held up a Topeka Red Robin restaurant in August. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says federal officials are working with the Topeka Police Department to crack down on violent crime. Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor says pursuit of the longer possible prison terms connected with federal charges are designed to issue a warning to other criminals.
The two men could face several decades in prison if convicted on all charges.