William Wilcher Davis, 22, of Cape Cod Drive, was charged with armed robbery.
With a camouflage net over his face, the robber went into the CVS on Furys Ferry Road at North Belair Road armed with a handgun at about 8 a.m. demanding hydrocodone and OxyContin, Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said. He jumped the pharmacy counter and left with a variety of narcotics.
The man then ran through woods behind the store. Sheriff’s office tracking dogs followed the man’s trail to a nearby church, where he got into a vehicle and left the area. Video surveillance footage from the church helped identify him, Morris said.
Deputies arrested Davis a few hours after the robbery at his home. They also found the narcotics, a handgun and camouflage clothing.
Nearby Riverside Middle School was locked down for a short time while deputies searched for the robber.
Davis is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center and bond has not yet been set. Those charged with armed robbery are typically held without bond subject to a bond hearing, Morris said.