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Getaway driver pleads guilty in downtown armed robbery

Village PantryTwo defendants pleaded guilty and one was sentenced before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark O’Connor earlier this week.

Michelle Davis, 33, of Sidney, pleaded guilty to complicity to aggravated robbery stemming from the armed robbery at Village Pantry, 200 East Sandusky Avenue, in July.

Davis was the getaway driver for Dwayne Johnson, 53, of Sidney.

The Bellefontaine Police Department reports that Johnson entered the store July 12th around 1:10 a.m. when he displayed a handgun and demanded cash.

The female clerk complied and Johnson ran south to the Huntington Bank parking lot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Davis was waiting in the car, which drove west in an alley towards North Main Street then fled the city westbound on State Route 47.

No one inside the gas station was injured.

Local detectives worked the Sidney Police Department throughout the investigation.

An eyewitness at the Village Pantry identified Davis.

Johnson allegedly committed two other armed robberies across West Central Ohio in July.

The first robbery happened at a gas station in Lewisburg, which is in Preble County.

Johnson then robbed the Dairy Mart in Sidney on July 11th around 8 a.m.

In August, Johnson was indicted on one count of aggravated robbery (F1) and Davis was indicted on count of complicity to aggravated robbery (F1).

Davis will be sentenced on January 24th.

April McCurdy, 34, of Belle Center, pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs and was granted intervention in lieu of conviction. She must complete three years community control and drug and alcohol counseling.

Justin Haynes, 22, of Lakeview, was sentenced to the West Central Community Based Correctional Facility, five years community control, the probation incentive program, and ordered to pay a $250 fine, attorney fees, and court costs for trafficking in drugs.

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