Indianapolis man gets 8 years for Iowa drug store robberies
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An Indianapolis man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after admitting to five drug store robberies in Iowa.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa says 19-year-old Rontel Nijae Mial was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty last September to five counts of robbery.
Mial was arrested the morning of Dec. 16, 2017, after displaying a gun in a Walgreens store in Davenport and demanding a pharmacist give him drugs. A car was waiting for Mial, and they then drove away but were tracked by a GPS device included among the pill bottles.
Mial and another man were arrested after crashing into a patrol car and trying to drive through a yard.
Mial acknowledged also robbing other Walgreens robberies in Davenport, Des Moines and Iowa City.