Bond $250K for man accused of pistol-whipping worker in Kroger pharmacy robbery

A 22-year-old Harrison Twp. man is accused of pistol-whipping a worker during a robbery last week of a Kroger pharmacy.

Jeremiah Wayne Addison was arraigned Monday in Vandalia Municipal Court for aggravated robbery, robbery and aggravated possession of drugs.

His bond was set at $250,000 and he remains in the Montgomery County Jail.

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies were called around 8:50 a.m. May 30 to a report of a robbery in progress at the pharmacy at the Kroger store at 3520 W. Siebenthaler Ave. in Harrison Twp.

A man, later identified as Addison, entered the store and went to the pharmacy counter before demanding narcotics, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

“The suspect threatened the employee with a firearm and struck them in the face with the weapon,” the sheriff’s office said.

Two bottles of liquid hydrocodone — a semisynthetic opioid used to treat pain that poses a risk of addition — were taken during the robbery, according to an affidavit.

Three hours after the robbery, deputies were called to a report of a suspicious person with a gun walking in the street in the area of Markey Road and Anniston Drive. The person reportedly matched the facial description of the robbery suspect.

During an interview with detectives, clothing Addison allegedly wore during the robbery was found on the back porch of his parents’ house, which was within walking distance of where Addison was taken into custody. Addison denied involvement in the robbery, but admitted the clothing was his, court records stated.

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