JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville man was sentenced to 38 years in prison for robbing a Westside pharmacy last year.
John Martin Spaulding, 22, was sentenced today to 38 years in federal prison for two counts of armed robbery and two counts of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. He pleaded guilty on April 24, 2013.
According to court documents, Spaulding robbed the Normandy Boulevard Walgreens on June 13, 2012. During the robbery, Spaulding fired a 9mm pistol into the ceiling. No one was injured and Spaulding fled with about $144.
On July 18, 2012, Spaulding someone else tried to rob the Park Street Walgreens. Spaulding demanded money and prescription drugs from an employee. Spaulding fired multiple shots into a door as he tried unsuccessfully to break into the pharmacy department. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to the scene and arrested Spaulding and his accomplice. No one was injured.