A search warrant was issued at the home of Robert Nunley on Plainview Drive in Tracy City last week.
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, Tracy City Police Department, Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) surprised Nunley at his home at 7 a.m. Friday morning. Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum confirmed the warrant was served.
Nunley was arrested and transported to the Bedford County Jail and charged with burglary, criminal conspiracy, and theft of property over $10,000 stemming from a 2012 burglary at McGee’s Prescription Center in Shelbyville. The TBI and DEA investigations are ongoing and may result in charges at a later date.
“They went in and popped the lock and left with quite a few pills,” stated Lt. Brian Crews of the Shelbyville Police Department at the time of the McGee robbery in 2012.
Crews told the Times Gazette (Shelbyville) that he saw a police mug shot of Nunley’s September arrest in Sevierville and recognized him from the burglary of McGee’s.
In the Sevierville incident, Nunley was charged with aggravated assault, possession of burglary tools, evading arrest, reckless driving, theft of property, use of a stolen vehicle, and vandalism. He was released the following day on a $135,000 bond.
“He is suspected of a number of pharmacy burglaries throughout the Southeast,” says Crews.
At press time, Nunley remained in the Bedford County Jail on a $1 million bond.