A Hudson man will face more than 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges April 3. Portage County Common Pleas Court Judge Laurie Pittman will sentence Jason W. Douglas, 24, pending a pre-sentence investigation, according to the Hudson Hub Times.
Douglas will face between three and 10 years in prison on aggregated robbery and an additional three years for using a gun to rob the Streetsboro Circle K last year.
"Douglas walked into the store at 5:46 p.m. on the day of the robbery, bought a soft drink, then waited until the store was empty before asking the clerk for a pack of cigarettes," Portage County Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci told the Hudson Hub Times
"When the clerk got the cigarettes and turned back around to face him, Douglas was holding a handgun "pointed at her waist," Vigluicci said.
"Douglas told the clerk, 'I'm sorry but I have to do this. Open the register,' " Vigluicci said.
Douglas then ran from the store, turning into a manhunt involving several federal agents along with police from Streetsboro, Summit and Medina counties.
U.S. Marshal's Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Douglas at his home in Hudson in August.
Streetsboro, Wadsworth and Cuyahoga Falls police were investigating similar robberies within the same time frame and found store surveillance photos showed the suspect appeared to be the same person.
The case was dismissed in Wadsworth and Douglas is still facing a warrant in Cuyahoga Falls.