Teens arrested after CVS robbery in Muncie

UPDATE (7/17/2018) - Gabriel Taylor pleaded guilty to armed robbery and was sentenced to three years in jail. Two years and 120 days of that was suspended and he was given 189 days of jail credit.

UPDATE (6/6/2018) - Tyler Sevion has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Original Story:

MUNCIE, Ind. —Muncie police say two teenagers are facing charges related to the robbery of a CVS pharmacy.

Officers said Tuesday morning they responded to the store on East Jackson St. Investigators said two men, at least one wearing a mask and one armed, entered and demanded prescription painkillers.

"They weren't successful in that bid," said Brian Campbell, a Muncie Police Department investigator. "They did however leave the store with I think some codeine that was recovered when they were apprehended."

Police said they saw the suspects as they were fleeing, established a perimeter and arrested two 18-year olds, Gabriel Taylor and Tyler Sevion.

Public records show this isn't Sevion's first brush with the law, though. Records show Sevion was released from jail in September related to a 2016 robbery case.

Data from the Indiana Department of Corrections shows of offenders released in 2013, more than a third were recommitted to IDOC within three years of their release date.

"It's just a cycle that seems to repeat itself, it can be frustrating at times but it's a part of the job," Campbell said. "So as long as they're committing crimes we're gonna be out here doing our job."

Police said both teens are facing a robbery charge.