News and Press Releases


July 27, 2012


Hot Springs, Arkansas - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District
of Arkansas announced that Detric Conway, Richard Johnson, and Corey Kidd, all of Hot Springs,
were sentenced today in federal court in Hot Springs, Arkansas for the armed robbery of Hometown
Pharmacy in Hot Springs. Conway was also sentenced for the robbery of Phil's Pharmacy in
Glenwood, Arkansas. Conway, age 37, was sentenced to 36 years imprisonment; Johnson, age 41,
was sentenced to 32 years imprisonment; and Kidd, age 34, was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.
All sentences are without parole. The sentences were imposed by the Honorable Robert T. Dawson,
United States District Court Judge.
United States Attorney Eldridge commented, “These three men committed horrible acts of
violence that terrorized innocent victims. The lengthy prison terms handed down to them show that
we will work together to aggressively prosecute crimes that put individuals, families, and
communities in harm's way. We have a simple message for those who engage in violent crime in
our communities: we will find you and we will prosecute you.”
On July 13, 2010, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Conway, Johnson, and Kidd, while disguised
in masks, held an employee of Hometown Pharmacy at gunpoint and ordered her to let them into the
pharmacy. They continued to hold that employee at gunpoint as they instructed her to disarm the
alarm and as they proceeded to steal a large amount of narcotics, including the prescription drug
hydrocodone. Defendants Conway and Johnson were apprehended after fleeing the crime scene and
while hiding in a nearby neighborhood. Defendant Kidd was later arrested based on a DNA match
from some of the clothing found near the scene, along with other evidence.
On June 21, 2010, Detric Conway entered Phil's Pharmacy in Glenwood, Arkansas and
robbed the pharmacy at gunpoint. Conway fled the scene in a green Honda, which was recovered
within a mile of the pharmacy. The vehicle and its contents were burned but investigators were able
to locate a pair of jeans that contained Conway's DNA.
Conway, Johnson, and Kidd pleaded guilty on September 12, 2011. The specific crimes to
which the three defendants pleaded guilty and were sentenced are Using a Firearm during a Crime
of Violence, Pharmacy Robbery, and Interference with Commerce by Robbery. In addition the
prison terms, Conway and Johnson were sentenced to 5 years of supervised release and Kidd was
sentenced to 5 years of supervised release. Defendants Conway, Johnson, and Kidd were sentenced
to jointly pay $61,953.61 in restitution. Also, Conway was sentenced to pay an additional $500.00
in restitution.
This case was investigated by the Hot Springs Police Department, the Glenwood Police
Department, and the Arkansas State Police. The Garland County Sheriff's office and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation also assisted on this case. Assistant United States Attorney David Harris
prosecuted the case for the United States.
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