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Two reach deal in Elkhart store robbery case

One man pleaded guilty and another was sentenced following a robbery investigation.

Posted on Oct. 24, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — One suspect pleaded guilty, and another was sentenced for involvement in a June robbery in the south side of Elkhart.

Joshua Bagwell, 19, and Andrew Ormanovich, 20, appeared for their respective hearings Thursday morning in Elkhart’s Circuit Court.

The two were accused of robbing the Neighborhood Convenience Store at 1712 Oakland Ave. on June 15. Bagwell was charged with robbery resulting in bodily injury and battery resulting in serious bodily injury. Ormanovich was charged with two counts of robbery.

Police were dispatched at about 8 p.m. to the store on reports of a robbery. The owner of the store told police one man grabbed him from behind and pushed him to the ground while the other man looked for money.

The owner, who was alone at the time of the robbery, suffered injuries to his neck, legs and chest.

Bagwell pleaded guilty Sept. 26 to robbery. His battery charge was dismissed.

During his hearing Thursday, Bagwell was sentenced to 10 years in prison and six years on probation.

Ormanovich pleaded guilty during his hearing to the charge of robbery resulting in bodily injury. He agreed to a sentence of eight years in prison and six years on reporting probation.

His second robbery charge will be dismissed.

Ormanovich’s sentencing hearing was scheduled for 8:31 a.m. Nov. 21 in Circuit Court.

Justin Kearney, 25, was also accused of being involved in the robbery. He later admitted that he provided a getaway car during the incident.

He was sentenced Oct. 10 to six years in prison and four years on probation.

A fourth suspect, Kayla Losee, 19, was also arrested, and she was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

She posted bond, however, and was later arrested in Kosciuscko County on a separate case.

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