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Police: Man wanted for Walgreens robbery found in Kentucky

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Richard Burlan Agee

Richard Burlan Agee

SALISBURY — Police say a man wanted in an armed Walgreens robbery was arrested in Kentucky Thursday after getting off a bus.

Police received information that Richard Burlan Agee, 44, of the 2700 block of Farley Court, was on a particular bus and would be arriving around a certain time. Salisbury Police connected with Madison, Ky., detectives who were waiting on Agee as he got off the bus.

Salisbury Police developed Agee as a suspect in the robbery, which occurred Oct. 12, at the store located at 705 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. He went into the store armed with a knife and threatened to kill people if he didn’t get oxycodone.

He handed a pharmacy technician a note and threatened to kill people because he thought the tech and a pharmacist were moving too slow.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Agee’s wife, Jamie Agee, earlier this week after she was found with a number of oxycodone pills that she had hidden inside her. She also hid pills on her 10-year-old daughter as well as $587 in cash.

— Shavonne Walker

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