LANCASTER – The culprits who robbed multiple local businesses last month and pepper sprayed store employees on at least two occasions have accepted plea bargains, authorities announced.
Eric Bragg, 20, accepted six years in prison and one strike; while Gregory Terrell, 21, took two years in prison and one strike.
Geremy Scott, 18, and Garrett Floyd, 20, agreed to 180 days in jail, five years’ probation, a five-year suspended sentence, 90 days Cal-Trans community service, and one strike each.
The group consented to the plea bargains Monday, April 21, in connection with a spree of robberies that occurred during the last two weeks of March and included Wal-Mart, Vons, and Ralph’s.
“The suspects entered these locations with the intent to shoplift various merchandise and exit the businesses. On two occasions, they were confronted by store employees, and the suspects sprayed the employees with pepper spray to aid in their escape,” Lancaster Community Relations deputy Miguel Ruiz stated in a previous press release.
Gregory Terrell, Eric Bragg, and Geremy Scott were arrested April 3, when the Lancaster Robbery Suppression Team served a search warrant at a home on the 3800 Block of Balmont Street. Garrett Floyd was arrested later that day, when detectives returned to the Balmont location.
Two 16-year-old boys were also arrested in connection with the robberies, Ruiz stated, but their identities and court proceedings are sealed because they are juveniles.