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Man charged in sledgehammer pharmacy break-in

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 11:49 AM
Last updated 6:21 PM
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A 26-year-old Martinez man has been charged with breakinginto a pharmacy with a sledgehammer in an attempt to steal pills and leading officers on a chase, police said.

According to an incident report, Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to CVS, 3231 Wrightsboro Road, just before midnight Monday for a burglary in progress. Witnesses told police they saw someone with a sledgehammer breaking into the store.

Police arrived in time to see a vehicle leaving the parking lot. Officers chased it to the 2600 block of Walton Way, where the driver, identified as Bryant Tredwell Williams, lost control of the vehicle while making a turn and hit several trees.

Police said Williams admitted to breaking into the store in an attempt to steal Klonopin prescription pills, but a metal security gate in the pharmacy prevented him from getting the medicine.

Officers found a sledgehammer, black clothing, gloves and a ski mask in Williams’ vehicle, they said.

Williams, of Old Petersburg Road in Martinez, was charged with second-degree burglary, fleeing and attempting to elude and reckless driving.

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dichotomy 11/06/13 - 12:22 pm
26 years old...multiple

26 years old...multiple felon, drug addict/dealer......if he had any injuries I sure hope he was still on his proud parents' insurance policy and that they got him treated BEFORE they arrested him. Write his name will see it again....soon probably, since out local judges and prosecutors will plea deal him and put him back on the streets. I'd lock him us so long he'd be too old to swing a sledge hammer when he got out. He is already a waste of skin and oxygen. No sence in leaving him loose to contaminate the gene pool. Yeh, too late to save that ain't it.

KSL 11/06/13 - 12:37 pm
Probably get probation if

Probably get probation if this is his first. Sheeesh. How much more does society have to put up with?

my.voice 11/06/13 - 12:54 pm
Let him make gravel with that

Let him make gravel with that sledge hammer.

lgr 11/07/13 - 09:02 am
what is this

columbia county residents coming to richmond county to commit crimes. do they not have a cvs in columbia county?

Darby 11/07/13 - 09:17 pm
Look at those glassy eyes.

Do you need any thing else to know this guy is about as useful as an abandoned ant hill?

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