CVS robbery suspect turns himself in to Rock Hill police

adouglas@heraldonline.comJuly 4, 2013 

Jason Thatcher

ROCK HILL POLICE

The Rock Hill man accused of robbing a CVS store for drugs this week turned himself in to authorities on Thursday afternoon.

Jason Lloyd Thatcher, 34, was in the Rock Hill city jail on Thursday night, awaiting a bond hearing that will likely take place on Friday morning, said Executive Officer Mark Bollinger, Rock Hill police spokesman.

Thatcher is accused of having a gun and slipping a note demanding drugs to the pharmacist at the CVS store on Cherry Road across from Winthrop University on Tuesday morning, police said.

Rock Hill police named Thatcher as a suspect in the crime on Wednesday and released his photo and video surveillance of the robbery.

No one was injured during Tuesday's robbery.

Authorities issued warrants for Thatcher's arrest on Wednesday, charging him with armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, pointing and presenting a firearm, trafficking oxycodone and trafficking oxycodone in proximity to a school, according to an earlier news release

Before naming Thatcher as a suspect, police said the robber got away with oxycodone and hydromorphine medication, according to a Rock Hill police report.

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