Felony charge dropped over ID

A man who was charged in the robbery of a Greenwood gas station pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and served no additional jail time after a judge barred a key piece of evidence in the case.

A person convicted of armed robbery could be sentenced to six to 20 years in prison. Joshua Allen, 28, Indianapolis, was charged with that felony after police said he robbed a Speedway station at gunpoint. But he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and was sentenced to 122 days, equal to the time he already had served in the jail.

The reason: A judge determined police acted improperly by showing Allen to the clerk who was robbed and then asking if he was the man who held up the store with a handgun.

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