Martinez Walgreens holdup suspect caught in Sumter, S.C.

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 12:13 PM
Last updated 4:09 PM
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The New Ellenton man police say robbed a Martinez Walgreens store on Wednesday was caught early this morning in Sumter, S.C.

Police arrested Nathan James Key, 29, of the 700 block of Woodland Drive, while he was receiving treatment at a Sumter medical facility, Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said.

Police said Mr. Key approached the pharmacy of the Walgreens on Washington Road at Bobby Jones Expressway about 5:30 a.m. and asked a pharmacist where the bathroom was. She said when Mr. Key came out of the bathroom she noticed his wrist had been cut, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The pharmacist said Mr. Key then pulled out a bag and demanded she fill it with Oxycontin. When she questioned Mr. Key, the pharmacist said he opened his jacket and showed her the butt of a handgun. Mr. Key took an undisclosed amount of the medication and ran from the store.

The New Ellenton Police Department has active warrants for Mr. Key’s arrest in connection with a domestic violence incident that occurred prior to the robbery.

Capt. Morris said Mr. Key was scheduled to be transferred to the Aiken County Detention Center this afternoon.

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coolette
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coolette 01/29/09 - 01:02 pm
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What a scarey momnet for the

What a scarey momnet for the pharmacist!! Sounds like she/he handled the situation perfect! Hope Walgreens appreciate the smart thinking!

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 01/29/09 - 01:12 pm
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They should have given him a

They should have given him a high powered laxative!! It would've made him easier to find!

wino5353
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wino5353 01/29/09 - 01:13 pm
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Its sad how doctors just so

Its sad how doctors just so easily write prescriptions for Oxycontin.. It is so addictive..I have seen many lives ruined from this drug.

drumbeater1
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drumbeater1 01/29/09 - 01:48 pm
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and your name is

and your name is "wino".......go figure ???

merlin
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merlin 01/29/09 - 03:09 pm
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The pharmacy is open at

The pharmacy is open at 5:30am?????

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 01/29/09 - 03:42 pm
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Yes, they just turned back

Yes, they just turned back into a 24 hour store!! Yayy!!! I hope this moron doesn't make then change their mind again!!

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420Time 01/29/09 - 04:09 pm
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Pharmaceutical companies

Pharmaceutical companies should create drugs that make the perp violently sick that the pharmacy can hand out in a case like this. But wait the ACLU will probably sue and make the scumbag wealthy.

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KSL 01/29/09 - 09:37 pm
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I had a prescription for Oxy

I had a prescription for Oxy after I had a surgical procedure. I was so afraid of it that I didn't take it. I did have the prescription filled on the way home because I thought I might need it. Turns out I didn't. My husband didn't even take his prescribed pain killers after open heart surgery. And I do mean open heart. They cut his heart open to repair a hole between the two upper chambers. A hole he had had since birth.

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