DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Riverside man will serve 56 ½ years-to-life in prison for a series of robberies and a homicide that occurred in May of 2018.
On May 26, 2018, 30-year-old Joshua Beall robbed the U.S. Bank branch inside a Meijer’s store in Greene County. The very next day, he robbed a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver in Huber Heights.
Then, on May 29, he robbed the same U.S. Bank location again.
On May 30, a co-defendant robbed the LCNB National Bank in Oakwood while Beall waited outside in a getaway vehicle.
The two were inside an apartment on Maryland Avenue in Dayton later that day, along with two other men. Beall fired a handgun several times and killed 26-year-old Donald Armstrong III.
Beall then pointed the gun at another man who was present, but the gun jammed. He and his co-defendant fled the residence in a stolen car and eventually arrived in Hamilton County.
When officers approached the two men, they drove off in the stolen car with officers in pursuit. They were taken into custody once Beall crashed the vehicle.
A bench trial was held on February 25, 2019, and Beall was found guilty as charged on two counts of having weapons while under disability and two counts of robbery.
On March 13, he was found guilty as charged on all remaining counts including murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, robbery, complicity to commit robbery, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, and failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer.
The murder, felonious assault, and attempted murder counts also include 3-year firearm specifications.
Beall was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison and will not be eligible for consideration of parole until he has served at least 56 years and 6 months.
His co-defendant, Casey Cole, was convicted on one count of robbery and on December 12, she was sentenced to 30 months in prison.