We have an update on the robbery at Rite Aid in Manchester.
At approximately 6:05 PM Tuesday Manchester Police was dispatched to Rite Aid, located at 701 Hillsboro Blvd in regards to a subject causing a disturbance. Assistant Chief Adam Floied and Coffee County Deputy Charlie Taylor were nearby at the time of the call. When Assistant Chief Floied and Deputy Taylor arrived on scene, they were advised that the call had been re-dispatched as an armed robbery.
As Deputy Taylor was approaching the store a female wearing a hoodie, with the hood pulled up, ran out of the store. Assistant Chief Floied made contact with the female at the side of the building.
“We wrestled for a few minutes at the side of the building and then Charlie joined me and we were able to get her into custody,” stated Assistant Chief Floied.
Floied said, “We had trouble gaining control of her arm while placing her into custody”. Floied added, “We did discover, while placing her in custody that she had a .22-caliber pistol up her sleeve — that pistol was loaded”.
The female, later identified as Rhonda Kay Davis from the town of Gruetli in Grundy County, did have 3 pill bottles in her possession that she allegedly stole from Rite Aid Pharmacy. Davis was driving a rental car, rented in someone else’s name — it was left running and backed into a parking space.
Police say Davis might have been involved in a robbery at a pharmacy in McMinnville at an earlier date.
The 41 year-old Davis was charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault with her bond set at $500,000.