Man sentenced to nearly 6 years for Pierce County armed robberies

A 26-year-old man will spend just under six years in prison after pleading guilty to several charges stemming from a series of armed robberies in Pierce County. 

According to court documents, police say on April 15, 2022, Emmanuel Roy Aydon aka ‘Elu Aydon,' robbed the Handy Corner Store on 112th Street E. in Puyallup at gunpoint. He made off with $200. 

Six days before, deputies said there was an armed robbery at a convenience store on Golden Given Road in Tacoma. Investigators said Aydon was the suspect in this robbery.

Tacoma police said Aydon was in a stolen car at a motel on Hosmer Street when he was arrested in July of 2022. 

He was released on bail but then re-arrested in December for an incident two months earlier where he was found with a stolen car and a sawed-off shotgun tucked under the driver's seat.

Aydon pleaded guilty on Aug. 23 to: 

  • First-degree robbery
  • Second-degree robbery
  • Second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission
  • Second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Second-degree assault

With the nearly six and a half years sentence, he was given 256 days for time served, so his sentence will be just under six years instead. He was also ordered to pay restitution and needs to register as a felony firearms offender. 

A judge also ruled that Aydon needs to complete substance abuse evaluation and treatment as part of his sentence.

Aydon was a former defensive lineman at Oregon State University from 2015-2019