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Davis Sentenced for Pharmacy Robbery

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 9:58 am

Rhonda Davis has been sentenced for the 2015 robbery of Mike’s Pharmacy in Tracy City. Appearing for the judge last week, Davis pled guilty to aggravated robbery and theft over $1,000. She was sentenced to 12 years in prison. She is still facing other charges in surrounding counties.
On January 21, 2015 a person came into Mike’s Pharmacy in Tracy City armed with a handgun and demanded drugs from the employees of the pharmacy. The robber was disguised, wearing extra clothes to make her look larger than normal and was wearing a stocking over her face. The robber was specific in the request for drugs and took 500 Xanax and 200 Oxycodone at gunpoint. The robber then left out the rear entrance of the building.
During the immediate investigation, the clothes worn by the robber were discovered behind a nearby church. These clothes were sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for DNA analysis.
On August 8, 2015, a pharmacy was robbed at gunpoint in Manchester, and the suspect, Rhonda Kay Davis of Gruetli-Laager, was caught still on the property and arrested. Tracy City Police Chief Charlie Wilder went to Manchester to interview the suspect and while there noticed similarities between that person and his suspect in the Tracy City robbery.
Wilder obtained DNA swabs from the suspect and sent those to TBI as well. The DNA was a positive match to Davis.
“This has been a long investigation and a lot of man hours and hard work has been done by my officers to bring this to an end. I feel our town is now a safer place knowing this person is off the street. I would like to thank all the agencies that assisted in our effort and recognize my officers for their diligent work,” said Wilder.