Investigators name suspect in SWVA pharmacy robbery

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Authorities in Washington County, Virginia are continuing their search for a male suspect after Highlands Community Pharmacy in Abingdon was robbed Friday morning.

According to Washington County, Virginia Sheriff Fred Newman, the pharmacy located just north of Exit 19 on I-81 in Abingdon was robbed around 9:30a.m.

Newman said one male suspect came into the pharmacy, jumped over the counter and made some sort of statement that he had a weapon.

Newman added that they recovered a large metal type of stick from the scene, and a note that had a list of medications police believe the suspect was planning to take from the pharmacy. 

That suspect then reportedly grabbed medication including oxycodone, and valium, and then left. 

Newman said another suspect was waiting in a car in a nearby parking lot.

As the suspects were making their getaway, heading toward Bristol, police were able to stop the vehicle and arrest the driver, identified as 29-year-old James Cody Wagner of Bristol, Virginia.

Newman said the passenger, 27-year-old Logan Parsons, got behind the wheel and fled the scene. As of Friday evening, he is still on the run. Investigators describe him as 5′ 11″, 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. 

They believe Parsons is the person who entered the pharmacy and committed the robbery. He may be armed and dangerous, according to the sheriff’s office. 

Wagner has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. Additional charges are pending. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency. 

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