Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 10:01 AM
By: Breaking News Staff
MIDDLETOWN — An Indianapolis man has admitted guilt in a Middletown pharmacy robbery.
Eric Lamont Bates, 20, pleaded guilty this week to one count of aiding and abetting the robbery of a pharmacy in Middletown, and possessing with the intent to distribute morphine and oxycodone, according to a media release.
Bates is one of 11 total defendants in three current federal pharmacy robbery indictments in Dayton. He faces up to 20 years imprisonment for each crime.
A grand jury earlier indicted two Dayton men, Calvin Cavonte Tribble and Savon Anthony Davis, with attempted robbery of a pharmacy in Middletown April 18, and a robbery of a pharmacy April 19.
In a separate indictment, the grand jury alleged that two Indianapolis men, Bates and Yasar Jamal Burnett, conspired to rob another Middletown pharmacy of morphine and oxycodone April 29, according to the release.
Burnett has pleaded guilty to the same charges as Bates.
“In July, a 10-count superseding indictment added six defendants who also allegedly conspired to rob pharmacies between March and June 2017 in Fairfield, Middletown, Franklin, Hamilton, Westerville, Trotwood, Dayton, Oakwood, Kettering, Beavercreek, Moraine, Vandalia, Union Township and Cincinnati,” states the media release.
Others charged in these cases are Martez Henderson, Tiwonne Montgomery, Kenneth Evans, Jr., Brandon Freeman, David Harris and Jamar Warren.