OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A man arrested Monday for the armed robbery of an Omaha pharmacy had plead guilty to a 2015 motor vehicle homicide and was awaiting sentencing while free on bond.
Police responded to the robbery at Ed's Rexall at South 10th and Bancroft streets just before 11 a.m. Monday. A man had entered the store, pulled a gun and demanded drugs. Officers arrived and saw the suspect running from the store. He got into an SUV and drove away.
A witness saw the driver speeding into Council Bluffs and followed him. The witness located an Iowa State Patrol trooper and advised that the driver was involved in a robbery. The trooper pulled over the driver who was taken into custody.
Twenty-eight-year-old Langston Perkins is being held at the Pottawattamie County Jail while detectives complete an arrest warrant for robbery, felon in possession of a firearm and use of a weapon.
Perkins will also be booked for bond review regarding charges from a motor vehicle homicide last year. Perkins had been drinking and was under the influence of PCP when he hit a motorcycle driven by 18-year-old Fredy Reyes-Garcia head-on at South 24th Street and Woolworth Avenue on November 1st.
Perkins is scheduled to be sentenced in June.