Jury selection set in trial of Walgreens robbery suspect


By J Swygart - jswygart@limanews.com



LIMA – The third of three young Indiana men charged in connection with the armed robbery of a Lima Walgreens pharmacy in April will stand trial later this month in Allen County Common Pleas Court.

Following a court hearing Tuesday it was determined that jury selection will start the morning of Dec. 18 in the trial of Quintez Hawkins, 19, who is facing charges of aggravated burglary with a firearm specification for his alleged role in the April 26 robbery of the pharmacy at the intersection of Allentown and Cable Roads.

Two of Hawkins’ co-defendants have been sentenced for their roles in the robbery. Senneca Rivers, 18, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty in October to a reduced charge of aggravated burglary in connection with the robbery and was sentenced to five years in prison, with a mandatory additional three-year sentence for carrying a gun during the execution of the crime.

Prosecutors had alleged that Rivers jumped over a counter in the pharmacy area of the store, pointed a gun at the pharmacist on duty and demanded he remove oxycodone from the safe.

Treyvon Manning, 19, was sentenced last month to three years in prison as a participant in the armed robbery incident. A change of plea hearing is set Dec. 27 for Abigail Lee, 26, of Indianapolis, who also took part in the robbery.

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Reach J Swygart at 567-242-0464.

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