The Beaufort Police Department says that a man out on bond for a pharmacy robbery held up another one on Friday night.
34-year-old Jeffrey Hunnings of Blounts Creek was arrested by police and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of stolen property, possession of schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, assault on a government official, and resisting arrest.
Officers say they responded around 10:30 Friday night to an armed robbery that had just occurred at 1502 Liveoak Street in Beaufort. The pharmacist at the scene says that a man came in with his hand in his coat pocket gesturing he had a gun, and demanded oxycontin. The man left the store with several bottles according to officials.
Officials say a captain on patrol located Hunnings on foot and attempted to take him into custody. We’re told that Hunnings attempted to run over the officer, who was able to subdue the suspect until backup arrived.
Investigators say they believe that Hunnings ingested 3 of the pills between the time of the robbery and the time he was apprehended. Hunnings was taken to Carteret General Hospital for precaution, according to police.
Hunnings was eventually transported to the Carteret County Jail and is being held on a $250,000 bond, according to officials.
Police say that Hunnings was out on bond for another robbery of a pharmacy in another jurisdiction at the time of Friday’s robbery.