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Nunley to face court in Kentucky

Posted on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 9:00 am

Robert “Bobby” Nunley will appear before a federal court in Kentucky, on September 22, stemming from a drug store robbery in Corbin, Kentucky, on March 14, 2015.Robert Nunley

Video of the robbery showed two men pulling up to the Sav-rite Pharmacy in Corbin about 7 a.m., in a black Range rover with tinted windows. The vehicle pulled crossways in the parking lot, just feet from the door. The larger of the two men jumped out of the driver’s seat and used a crowbar to pry the door open. The other man, waiting with the back seat door open, jumped out with a blue Rubbermaid tote and entered the store while the driver remains outside on lookout.

The driver had a walkie-talkie in his hand and is seen on video using it several times.

“We think there may have been a third individual involved serving as a lookout somewhere nearby,” Corbin Police Detective Rusty Hedrick told the Corbin News Journal at the time of the incident .

Video inside the store shows the man busting open a locked cabinet containing narcotics and cleaning it out into the tote.

“He is in and out in about three minutes,” Hedrick said.

Once outside, the men jump back into the vehicle and drive off.

Hedrick said his investigation has turned up three similar burglaries in 2015. The first occurred on January 7, in Florence, Alabama; the second occurred in Clarksville, on February 4; and the most recent was February 26, in Lexington, Kentucky.

In January 2014, Stephanie’s Down Home Pharmacy in Corbin, was burglarized in a similar manner.

An indictment, charging Nunley with the March 2015 robbery, was returned by the Grand Jury in Kentucky on August 25. In addition to that charge, it states, “On or about a day in January 2012, the exact date unknown, and continuing through in or about October 2015, in Whitley County, in the Eastern district of Kentucky, and elsewhere, Robert Nunley did conspire with others to knowingly and intentionally distribute controlled substances, to include a quantity of pills, containing oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §841 (a)(1), all in violation of 21 U.S.C. §846.

Count one, the distribution of narcotics, carries a penalty of not more than 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, and at least three years of supervised release. Count two, the March 14, 2015, robbery, caries a penalty of not more than 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.

Nunley is currently being held in Tennessee on similar charges for a drug store robbery in Shelbyville in 2012. He will be transported to Kentucky, for September 22, hearing.