One of the men responsible for a string of September 2015 robberies which sent the K-State campus into lockdown was to be sentenced Monday morning; however, things did not go as planned. Jonathon Ryan Elliot, 20, pleaded no contest in January to one count of aggravated robbery after admitting he participated the robberies in September by providing transportation and keeping stolen goods. Elliot was to be sentenced Monday, but pending an evaluation by the courts he will be sentenced on March second. Prosecutors are seeking the standard sentence for the crime, which ranges between 5 and 19 years.
Elliot’s sentencing delay follows the sentencing of one of his co-conspirators on February 2. 17-year old Janir Vega will serve 59 months in prison after reaching an agreement with prosecutors and pleading no contest. Vega’s attorney filed a motion for probation, but was denied due to evidence Vega had placed a gun to the head of one of the robbery victims. A fifth defendant is awaiting jury trial in March.