Arrest made in Nauvoo pharmacy break-in

From Staff Reports
Posted 11/22/17

Walker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Carbon Hill man in the act of robbing Capstone Rural Health Center’s Nauvoo pharmacy on Monday, according to Sheriff Jim …

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Arrest made in Nauvoo pharmacy break-in

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Walker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Carbon Hill man in the act of robbing Capstone Rural Health Center’s Nauvoo pharmacy on Monday, according to Sheriff Jim Underwood.

Cody James Callahan, 21, of Lost Creek Road in Carbon Hill, is currently being held in the Walker County Jail on no bond.

In April 2016, Callahan was arrested following a break-in and fire at Five Points Pharmacy in Jasper. He pleaded guilty to burglary, arson and theft of property and received a split sentence of 10 years, with 18 months to be served in Community Corrections.

A warrant for Callahan’s arrest on a probation violation was issued on Nov. 9, according to court records.

Callahan is now facing charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree theft of property, and third-degree criminal mischief.

Deputies were dispatched to Capstone Rural Health Services Pharmacy in Nauvoo shortly after midnight on Monday when the sheriff’s department’s communications division was notified of a burglary alarm in progress.

Upon arrival, Deputies Josh Edwards, Slade Reeves and Josh Harkness surrounded the business. Harkness discovered a broken window and observed Callahan inside wearing a gray hoodie and tan pants. Callahan was instructed to show his hands and climb out the window where he had made entry into the pharmacy.

Deputies found a DVD player from the pharmacy outside the business. Callahan’s vehicle was located approximately 100 yards away in the parking lot of a United Methodist church.

Callahan was taken into custody on the probation violation.

“I applaud Deputies Harkness, Edwards and Reeves for their timely response and for the apprehension of Callahan while he was still inside the business,” Underwood said. “All three deputies did a tremendous job and I appreciate them very much. Pharmacy burglaries can lead to a large number of pills and other controlled substances being illegally distributed in our communities. Catching this pharmacy burglar will prevent that from happening.”