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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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KSL 11/06/13 - 01:37 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 - 01:54 pm
Let him make gravel with that

Let him make gravel with that sledge hammer.

lgr 11/07/13 - 10:02 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 - 10:17 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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