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Getaway driver pleads guilty

A defendant who drove the getaway car for a man charged with robbing a Bellefontaine convenience store pleaded guilty to a first-degree felony Monday before Logan County Common Pleas Judge Mark S. O’Connor.

 

Michelle Davis, 33, of Sidney, admitted to complicity to aggravated burglary.

In exchange, Logan County Prosecutors have agreed not to oppose her release when she becomes eligible for judicial release.

The agreement further dictates the defendant testify if necessary against co-defendant Dwayne Johnson, the 53-year-old Sidney man charged wielding a firearm and robbing the Village Pantry, 200 E. Sandusky Ave., on July 12.

According to witness statements, the defendant parked her vehicle in an alley adjacent the convenience store and turned the car’s headlights off. Witnesses also reported observing a man flee the store and hurry into the vehicle before it sped off westbound with its lights off.

Logan County Prosecutors report law enforcement officers found clothing they claim belongs to Mr. Johnson along the side of the road.

Mr. Johnson is accused of entering the convenience store about 1:10 a.m., threatening to shoot the clerk and demanding money.

In interviews with police, Ms. Davis claims that Mr. Johnson approached her July 12 and told her he’d robbed an establishment in Sidney the day before and needed her to drive him to commit another robbery.

She also claimed Mr. Johnson tossed his clothes and shoes out the window of the vehicle as they fled.

Both defendants were indicted for first-degree felonies on Aug. 15.

The case against Mr. Johnson is pending. He is also suspected in connection with robberies in Lewisburg and Sidney.

Ms. Davis will be sentenced Jan. 24.

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