Armed robbery suspects arrested

Police arrested two men in connection with Tuesday’s armed robbery at Magruder Hospital’s pharmacy.

Joshua Trapp, 35, of the 100 block of W. Buckeye St., and Clark Sams, 46, of the 2200 block of S. Mud Creek Road, were both charged Thursday afternoon. Trapp landed felony counts of aggravated robbery and theft of drugs. Sams was charged with complicity to commit aggravated robbery and complicity to commit theft of drugs, both felonies.

Both were taken to the Ottawa County jail pending arraignments, according to Port Clinton police.

A man, later identified as Trapp, entered Magruder Hospital early Tuesday afternoon dressed in camouflage clothing. He allegedly brandished a semi-automatic handgun at pharmacy clerks and demanded oxycotin and Oxycodone, according to the 911 call.

“Mr. Sams was driving a white van and dropped Trapp off,” Port Clinton police Chief Rob Hickman told the Register. “Trapp walked to the pharmacy, committed the robbery, took off and jumped back in the van on Short Street. From there, they fled the scene. That’s where the investigation started.”

Police officers from multiple agencies used K-9s and a search helicopter to comb through the region hours after the crime.

The search led to a home in the 2200 block of S. Mud Creek Road in Oak Harbor Thursday afternoon. Police executed a search warrant on the home and found the weapon used during the crime, according to a news release.

The pair was charged shortly thereafter.

“They’re friends,” Hickman said of Trapp and Sams. “Trapp was staying, or visiting, at the residence for a while.”

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, the county special response team, the county prosecutor’s office, and the drug task forces of Ottawa and Sandusky counties assisted Port Clinton police with the investigation.

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