Three South Carolina men charged in CVS robbery

Dec. 18, 2012 @ 05:19 PM

SEVIERVILLE — With the help of an alert citizen, police here arrested a trio of South Carolina men Monday after the group made off with thousands of dollars in drugs after allegedly robbing a local pharmacy.

Michael J. Daniels, 32, of Taylors, S.C., Marvin Anderson, 68, of Taylors, S.C., and Randall E. Norris, 21, of Greer, S.C., were all charged with aggravated robbery as of Tuesday.

Police say that two of the men went into the pharmacy on Winfield Dunn Parkway at about 4:30 p.m. One of them, armed with a hand gun, forced the pharmacist to the floor and the other took the drugs.

A witness saw the pair run out of the store and get into a waiting vehicle, Detective Kevin Bush said. “The good citizen was able to give authorities the license plate and direction of travel of the getaway cars.”

The citizen asked not to be identified, Bush said.

Sevierville Police officers Dan Wilder and Chris Carter caught up the car while it was going north on Winfield Dunn Parkway, but the driver fled and kept going over Interstate 40 and onto Snyder Road, where he crashed the car.

Daniels was taken from the scene to the Sevier County Jail, where he was being held without bond. Bush said authorities in South Carolina indicated Daniels was wanted on additional charges involving evading police, theft and narcotics.

Anderson and Norris were injured when they wrecked the car, and were taken to a local hospital before being taken to the jail.