Beaufort CVS Gets Robbed for OXYCOTIN

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DECEMBER 14, 2013

JEFFREY KEVIN HUNNINGS 729 HOLLIS DR.
BLOUNTS CREEK, NC 34

Jeffrey Kevin Hunnings

ROBBERY WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON (FELONY)
POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY (FELONY)
POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (FELONY)
SIMPLE POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (MISDEMEANOR) ASSAULT ON A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL (MISDEMEANOR)
RESIST ARREST (MISDEMEANOR)

$250,000 SECURE 12/16/13

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ON FRIDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 13TH, AT APPROXIMATELY 10:30 P.M., BEAUFORT POLICE OFFICERS WERE DISPATCHED TO AN ARMED ROBBERY THAT HAD JUST OCCURRED AT THE CVS PHARMACY LOCATED AT 1502 LIVEOAK STREET IN BEAUFORT. OFFICERS ARRIVED ON SCENE AND SPOKE WITH THE PHARAMCIST, CRAIG MINTER, WHO STATED THAT A WHITE MALE HAD JUST ENTERED THE STORE DEMANDING OXYCOTIN. THE MAN HAD HIS HAND IN HIS COAT POCKET, GESTURING THAT HE HAD A WEAPON IN HIS POCKET. THE PHARMACIST GAVE THE MAN NUMEROUS PRESCRIPTION BOTTLES FILLED WITH OXYCOTIN AND THE MAN FLED THE STORE ON FOOT.

OFFICERS IMMEDIATELY OBTAINED A DESCRIPTON OF THE MAN AND THE DIRECTION THE MAN FLED ON FOOT.

CAPTAIN JOSEPH WASHINGTON AND OTHER OFFICERS BEGAN SEARCHING THE AREA FOR THE SUSPECT. CAPTAIN WASHINGTON OBSERVED A WHITE MALE MATCHING THE DESCRIPTION SEVERAL MINUTES AFTER THE ROBBERY WALKING NEAR BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON CARRAWAY, WHICH IS SEVERAL BLOCKS FROM THE PHARMACY. CAPTAIN WASHINGTON EXITED HIS PATROL CAR

AND CONFRONTED THE MALE. THE MALE ATTEMPTED TO RUN OVER CAPTAIN WASHINGTON, AT WHICH TIME CAPTAIN WASHINGTON PHYSICALLY SUBDUED THE SUSPECT UNTIL BACK UP OFFICERS ARRIVED.

THE OXYCOTIN (EXCEPT FOR 3 PILLS) VALUED AT $2,466.OO WAS RECOVERED ALONG WITH A KNIFE THE SUSPECT HAD IN HIS PANTS POCKET.

OFFICERS BELIEVE THAT THE SUSPECT INGESTED THREE OF THE PILLS BETWEEN THE TIME OF THE ROBBERY AND THE TIME HE WAS APPREHENDED.

THE SUSPECT WAS TRANSPORTED TO CARTERET GENERAL HOSPITAL FOR PRECAUTION. AFTER BEING RELEASED BY MEDICAL STAFF, THE SUSPECT WAS TAKEN TO THE CARTERET COUNTY MAGISTRATES OFFICE AND COUNTY JAIL.

THE SUSPECT, KEVIN HUNNINGS, WAS CURRENTLY OUT ON BOND FOR ANOTHER ROBBERY OF A PHARMACY IN ANOTHER JURISDICTION AT THE TIME OF THIS ROBBERY.

LIEUTENANT ANTHONY GINTHER, OFFICER DAVID HALSEY, OFFICER CHRIS BURROUGHS, AND OFFICER MAGGIE CHADWICK ASSISTED IN THE ARREST AND INVESTIGATION.

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