Lafayette man sentenced for downtown gas station robbery

A man will serve over two decades for his role in the attempted robbery of the Shell Gas Station in Lafayette.

Posted: Apr. 18, 2019 2:42 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A man will serve over two decades for his role in the attempted robbery of the Shell Gas Station in Lafayette. According to court filings, Levi Darrin Greenup was sentenced Thursday for his convictions of Attempted Armed Robbery, Level 3 Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony, and Habitual Offender enhancement to 23 years executed in the Indiana Department of Corrections.

According to court documents, on December 4, police responded to an attempted armed robbery at the Shell station on South 4th Street in Lafayette. Employees stated a man entered the store pulled a gun and demanded money. The employee, behind bullet-resistant glass, refused and called the police. After trying to access the enclosed area, the suspect went to leave the store, turning a firing at the employee.

Later that day, police returned to the area after receiving a report of a man injured around South 5th Street. Greenup, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the leg, matched the description of the robbery suspect. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and later arrested.

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