Aurora Man Caught After Armed Robbery In Ohio
By Mike Perleberg
Brenden S. Parker. Photo by Middletown Police.
(Middletown, Oh.) – An Aurora man is accused of committing the armed robbery of a pharmacy in Middletown, Ohio.
Middletown Police were called to the Rite Aid on Central Avenue for a report of a robbery. Officers were met by an employee who said a white male wearing a black coat and baggy jeans came into the store Wednesday evening, according to a court document from Middletown Municipal Court.
The suspect, later identified as Brenden S. Parker, 27, brandished a black handgun and stated “Give me the money in the cash register and I will not harm you.” The employee emptied the register and gave it to the robber, who then left out the front door.
Officers arrived in the area and located Parker, who attempted to flee by running through several alleys before he was caught. As he was being handcuffed, Parker allegedly fought and resisted police.
Police say they located on Parker money that was stolen from the pharmacy during the robbery. A black BB gun was located in the path from which Parker tried to flee.
Parker was arrested and taken to a hospital, where he was cleared by medical staff. He is now in the Middletown Jail facing charges of Aggravated Robbery, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing Official Business.
“Great job by Officers Payne, Wagers, Gibson, Ward and K9 Bear to apprehend the suspect without worse incident. It also shows how even a BB or Pellet gun can appear as a handgun to those who have one pointed at them. Again, another suspect from out of town,” said Middletown Chief of Police Rodney Muterspaw.
This is the second arrest of a southeastern Indiana resident in Middletown within a week. Brytani Nichole Kimmons, of Brookville, was arrested for methamphetamine possession on January 5.