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A Hudson man will spend the next six years in prison for an August 2011 gunpoint robbery at a Streetsboro convenience store.
Jason W. Douglas, 25, of 2960 Hudson-Aurora Road, recently was sentenced by Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman. He pleaded guilty in April to aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, with a firearms specification that adds three years in prison to the sentence.
Pittman gave Douglas those three years, plus another three on the robbery charge, and fined him $300. His prison term will be shortened, however, as by law he must be credited with the 433 days he spent in the Portage County jail awaiting trial.
Streetsboro police said Douglas entered the Circle K store at S.R. 43 and Frost Road just before 6 p.m. Aug. 5, 2011, showed a gun to the clerk and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The clerk was not injured.
Police in Cuyahoga Falls in Summit County and Wadsworth in Medina County were, at the time, investigating robberies at convenience stores in their cities. Douglas was a suspect in a similar robbery the same day at the Marathon gas station at Second Street and Broad Boulevard in Cuyahoga Falls, and the Aug. 14, 2011, robbery at a Circle K gas station on High Street in Wadsworth in which $92 was taken at gunpoint.
Following a three-county manhunt, Streetsboro police and members of the U.S. Marshal's Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Douglas at his Hudson residence on Aug. 22, 2011.
The disposition of the other robbery cases could not be determined in Summit or Medina county court records.
The FBI assisted local police in the case by enhancing surveillance footage of the robbery to help identify Douglas, Portage County Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci said.
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Maybe by the time he gets out, the other law enforcement agencies will want him for their robberies.