A North Carolina man is now in custody in connection with a number of pharmacy burglaries in North and South Carolina, including a July 2 Armed Robbery at a Rock Hill CVS Pharmacy.
Arthur Maynard, Jr., of Taylorsville, N.C., was arrested Tuesday morning by authorities in Hickory, N.C., on warrants from a similar robbery in Greenville.
Maynard is charged with two counts of robbery with firearms or dangerous weapons, two drug trafficking charges and as a fugitive from another state.
Rock Hill Police spokesman Mark Bollinger said Maynard was identified by police late last week after police discovered Jason Thatcher, the man already in custody for the July 2 robbery, didn’t commit the crime.
Bollinger said August 2 that investigators came across additional information about the additional crimes in North and South Carolina that shed light on Maynard’s role in the robberies.
But it may be a while before Maynard ever makes his way back to York County for prosecution.
“Since these are multi-state, multi-pharmacy robberies involving prescription pills, the Drug Enforcement Administration is looking to adopt the case,” Bollinger said.
If federal authorities do take over the case before the Rock Hill warrants are served, Bollinger said the local charges would likely be “rolled in” to a future indictment.
Maynard is currently in jail at the Catawba County, N.C. Detention Center on $250,000 bond.