February 21st , 2014 10:00 am Leave a comment

Former Star employee suspect in drug store robbery


A former Elizabethton Star employee has been charged with a January drug store robbery in Sullivan County.

Wendell Buchanan

Wendell Buchanan

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that Wendell Wayne Buchanan, 51, Blountville, was armed with a gun and forced his way behind the pharmacy’s counter to retrieve prescription medications.

Police said a man wearing a mask threatened the lives of the employees during the robbery, which took place on Jan. 7 around 5 p.m. The release said a list of painkillers was presented to the pharmacist, who complied with the request. The man reportedly fled the scene on foot.

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