Pharmacy Robbery Sentencing Delayed

Witness’ Absence Postpones Hearing

Posted: May 3, 2013

HARRISONBURG — Sentencing for two men who admitted to brazenly robbing a Harrisonburg pharmacy last year was postponed Thursday during a hearing in Rockingham County Circuit Court.

 

On Jan. 30, William Fisher, 22, of Warrenton, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony robbery, two counts of felony abduction and one count of felony use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

 

Bryan Bowers, 24, of Harrisonburg, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony robbery and two counts of felony abduction.

They face up to life in prison.

 

Attorneys in the case said a defense witness was unable to make it to Thursday’s hearing.

 

On Thursday, Judge T.J. Wilson tentatively rescheduled the defendants’ sentencing hearing for Oct. 10. The date might change again depending on witness availability.

 

On Feb. 2, 2012, prosecutors say, the pair robbed the Medicap Pharmacy at 1851 Virginia Ave., just north of Harmony Square.

 

At an earlier hearing, pharmacy owner Mel Anderson testified that two men later identified as Bowers and Fisher entered the business, held him and a co-worker at gunpoint, tied their hands and ordered them to hand over certain drugs.

 

Police say the men fled the scene with the narcotics and were arrested two days later in Harrisonburg.

 

Contact Pete DeLea at 574-6278 or pdelea@dnronline.com