Cameron Redd stands during his sentencing on Tuesday morning in Clark County Common Pleas Court.

Man sentenced to 3 years in prison in Park Layne Rite Aid robbery

Cameron Redd, 19, was sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to an aggravated robbery charge. The charges stem from an August robbery of the Park Layne Rite Aid.

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Clark County Common Pleas Judge Richard O’Neill sentenced Redd Tuesday morning. During the sentencing, Redd told the judge that he was sorry for his actions and asked the judge to give him a light sentence.

Redd was originally charged with a number of felonies, but during a December hearing accepted a plea deal that dismissed charges of trafficking and possession of drugs against him. Clark County Prosecutor Dan Driscoll previously said he felt the deal was a good one to make.

“The aggravated robbery was by far the most severe count, the most serious count so we were happy to get the plea to that,” said Clark County Assistant Prosecutor Dan Driscoll.

Redd allegedly worked with his co-defendant, Jamical Betts, 19, when he robbed the Park Layne Rite Aid.

During the robbery, one of the men went in and passed the pharmacist a note demanding a long list of drugs, according to law enforcement. The man threatened to have a gun — and use it — if the exchange didn’t go smoothly, according to deputies.

The men made off with the drugs, which were never recovered, authorities say.

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Driscoll said the note was sent to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and fingerprints from both Redd and Betts were found on it. Redd and Betts were eventually taken into custody in Middletown after police say they robbed a Rite Aid there, asking for the same items by way of another note.

Betts pleaded guilty in November to the robbery but attempted to withdraw the plea during a sentencing hearing in December. O’Neill denied the motion to withdraw the plea.

Betts is due in court for sentencing on Jan. 24.

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