Bellefonte man pleads guilty to Parrish Apothecary robbery

A Bellefonte man will serve eight to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery.

Joshua Fagan, 31, entered his plea Monday before Centre County Judge Jonathan Grine. He will be formally sentenced Aug. 7 for the four counts of robbery.

The charges stem from an attempted armed robbery of Parrish Apothecary in Bellefonte on Feb. 28, wearing a make-shift mask cut from a black knit cap. Fagan took a soda from a case, walked to the counter, pulled a handgun from his pocket and sat it on the counter. He then ordered the workers to put their hands up and demanded prescription attention-deficit disorder medications Ritalin and Adderall.

Fagan became agitated when told the drugs were not available and pointed the loaded firearm at the workers, asking where the pharmacy kept the safe. He ran when told the police were being called but was apprehended by police a short time later.