A man accused of robbing the Williamsport Pharmacy at 31 N. Conocoheague St. and moments later pushing a woman out of her vehicle while threatening to hurt her pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Washington County Circuit Court to armed robbery and carjacking.
Jamie Parker Barnes, 41, was being held without bond Thursday.
Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley ordered a full presentence investigation be completed before Barnes is sentenced.
Conviction of armed robbery carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years; conviction of carjacking carries a 30-year maximum sentence. Other charges, including first-degree assault and weapons violations, were dropped in exchange for the plea.
Barnes showed a handgun the morning of May 2 and told employees at Williamsport Pharmacy that he needed OxyContin because his mother was dying of cancer, Assistant State's Attorney Viki Pauler said Thursday.