Pharmacy robbery suspect caught by Tyrone police

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Christopher Thomas Maddox

By ELIZABETH MELVILLE elizabeth@newnan.com Coweta County authorities say that a suspect is in custody after he allegedly robbed a Thomas Crossroads area pharmacy of prescription painkillers Thursday evening. He was located by Tyrone police a short while later driving under the influence of those narcotics.
Christopher Thomas Maddox, 25, of Hampton, Ga., remains at the Coweta County Jail charged with armed robbery, according to Major James Yarbrough of the Coweta County Sheriff's Office. The incident occurred around 6:20 p.m. at the Walgreens drug store located 3116 East Highway 34, near the intersection of Highway 154. The suspect entered the business and walked back to the pharmacy. He brandished a handgun and demanded the pharmacist give him Oxycodone, Yarbrough said. The suspect -- later identified by authorities as Maddox -- obtained six bottles of the narcotics before fleeing the store in a truck, said Yarbrough. Store employees followed him into the parking lot and took down a detailed description of the suspect, along with his tag number. A lookout was given in the area for the suspect and his vehicle, said Yarbrough. A short while later, Yarbrough said the sheriff's office received a call from authorities in Tyrone saying they had stopped the suspect vehicle for traffic violations and discovered the driver was under the influence of medication. Maddox spent Thursday night in the hospital before being transported to the Coweta County Jail.

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