A 31-year-old Marshfield man accused of robbing Walgreens on June 15 will spend 10 years in prison, followed by three years of extended supervision.
Prosecutors say Fritz entered the Walgreens in Marshfield wearing a mask and armed with a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun. He placed employees and customers on the floor and ordered the pharmacist to give him drugs, stealing thousands of dollars worth of Oxycontin and Methadone.
He fled on foot and was spotted by a police officer who ordered Fritz to stop. Fritz pointed his firearm at the officer and continued fleeing to a nearby auto repair shop. The defendant took refuge in the shop for approximately two hours before surrendering.
Fritz told Judge Crabb how his use of a Oxycontin for a snow boarding injury as a teenager had led to an addiction and a transition to heroin use, followed by seven years of methadone treatment.
No one was injured during the robbery.