For Immediate Release
Dayton Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Brookville Rite Aid
Defendant wrote robbery demands on page from parenting book
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Dayton man has pleaded guilty to charges related to robbing a Rite Aid in Brookville in July 2018.
David Allen Antonio Flemings, Jr., 22, of Dayton, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to robbery and possessing oxycodone.
Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Jonathan McPherson, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Brookville Police Chief Douglas Jerome announced the pleas entered into before U.S. District Michael H. Watson.
According to court documents, Flemings robbed the Rite Aid on N. Wolfcreek in Brookville, Ohio on July 5, 2018.
Flemings approached the pharmacy counter and presented the pharmacy technician with a note that said, “Put Note Back In the Bag. This a armed Robbery. These are the Government pills, not yours or worth your life. I’m willing to kill. Don’t push no silent alarms. Fill 2 bags.” The note also listed specific medications for the pharmacy to provide.
The pharmacist and pharmacy technician each noticed that the note was torn from page 78 of the book titled Common Sense Parenting.
Pharmacy workers complied with the demand for pills and Flemings fled the pharmacy with the narcotics.
The note remained at the pharmacy, though, and was later collected as evidence and submitted to the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory for fingerprinting. The fingerprint results were a match to Flemings.
Robbery and possessing oxycodone with the intent to distribute it are each crimes punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation of this case by the ATF and Brookville Police Department, as well as Assistant United States Attorneys David J. Bosley and Kelly A. Norris, who are representing the United States in this case.
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