A Wichita man has been sentenced to federal prison for committing robberies at five local businesses.   
53 year old James L. Simmons, Jr., was sentenced Wednesday to 188 months.

He pleaded guilty to a series of five robberies in Wichita during which he threatened clerks with violence, including:
Harry Street Liquor, 3120 E. Harry, Nov. 10, 2010.

Tocs Coffeehouse, 1519 George Washington Boulevard, Nov. 16, 2010.

Quick Trip, 1610 E. Lincoln, May 14, 2011.

Dollar General Store, 2747 E. Boulevard Plaza, May 15, 2011.

Valero, 731 N. Ridge, May 24, 2011.