Not first run-in with the law
One female is in custody after allegedly robbing the Manchester Rite Aid August 18 while armed with a pistol.
According to Manchester Police Department Assistant Chief Adam Floied, police were dispatched to the Manchester Rite Aid, 701 Hillsboro Blvd., to a call of a disturbance at approximately 6:05 p.m. Tuesday. Floied and Coffee County Sheriff’s Department deputy Charlie Taylor, who were both near the location, arrived at the location just as the suspect, later identified by investigators as Rhonda Davis of Gruetli-Laager, was attempting to leave the scene.
“[Deputy] Charlie Taylor was near the location and I was near the intersection of Highway 55 and Highway 41,” explained Floied. “As Charlie pulled in the call changed from a disturbance to a robbery. As Charlie approached the store, a subject with a hoodie on, hood pulled up, ran out.”
Floied intercepted Davis, age 41, at the side of the building.
“We wrestled for a couple of minutes there and Charlie joined us,” explained Floied. “As we were trying to get her into custody I was having trouble getting her arm to bend … and we found a .22-caliber pistol up her sleeve.”
Floied said Davis had three pill bottles she allegedly took from the store’s pharmacy in her possession. He said that a rental car, rented in someone else’s name, was backed into a parking space and was left running.
Authorities said that a Rite Aid was robbed in McMinnville recently by a suspect with a similar description.
Davis has been charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. She was booked into the Coffee County Jail on $500,000 bond.
Davis was previously arrested on August 14, in Marion County for Legend Drugs without a prescription and driving under the influence.