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Armed CVS robber arrested

Posted: May 18, 2012 - 7:59am  |  Updated: June 27, 2012 - 3:32pm
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William Wilcher Davis, 22, of Cape Cod Drive in Evans, was charge dwith the armed robbery of an Evans CVS pharmacy early Friday, May 18, 2012.  HAND OUT
William Wilcher Davis, 22, of Cape Cod Drive in Evans, was charge dwith the armed robbery of an Evans CVS pharmacy early Friday, May 18, 2012.

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Columbia County authorities located and arrested an Evans man wanted for the armed robbery of an Evans pharmacy Friday morning.

William Wilcher Davis, 22, of Cape Cod Drive, was charged with armed robbery.

With a camouflauge net over his face, Davis went into the CVS on Furys Ferry Road at North Belair Road armed with a handgun at about 8 a.m. demanding Hydrocodone and Oxycontin, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said. He jumped the pharmacy counter and left with a variety of narcotics.

Davis then ran through woods behind the store. Sheriff's office tracking dogs followed Davis' trail to a nearby church, where he got into a vehicle and left the area. Video surveillance footage from the church helped identify him, Morris said.

Deputies arrested Davis a few hours after the robbery at his home. They also found the narcotics, the handgun and the camouflauge he was wearing.

Nearby Riverside Middle School was locked down for a short time while deputies searched for Davis.

He is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center and bond has not yet been set. Those charged with armed robbery are typically held without bond subject to a bond hearing, Morris said.

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Another drug addict looking for more drugs....drugs will be the downfall of this country and everytime you turn on the TV you see numerous drug commericals. So many people are addicted not just to illegal drugs but to prescribed drugs as well. Very, very sad.

Little Lamb

Robbery 101

If you're going to stash a getaway car at a location different from the robbery site, don't stash it near a surveillance camera.

Just My Opinion

Am I crazy or wasn't there

Am I crazy or wasn't there another very recent occurrence of someone who got arrested for drugs who lived on the same street?? I think it happend within the last 2 or 3 weeks. Is it the same house? Anyone have any idea what I'm talking about? Glad they caught this miscreant!


Too bad the victims/employees

Too bad the victims/employees weren't armed. It appears that this "budding" young criminal used a "toy" gun to rob the store. Too bad he's not TU. He was also "tagged" with a kidnapping charge. May he spend a looooong time in the "pokey".


CCSO has crime locator

CCSO website has a locator that you can set by dates and locations. Citizen reports of obvious youth drug activity goes without response. Certain houses they just ignore. I don't understand their logic. I don't understand why the druggies know CCSO is coming two minutes after the 911 call?

Willow Bailey

If ever there were a time..

when scripture fulfilled itself, this would be it. "Be sure your sins will find you out." Armed robber caught by the security system at God's House; who says our God isn't reality...



I knew him

And he wasn't always a drug addict. He wasn't good at cleaning his dishes up, but he was nice, funny, easy going, decent guitar player and a good roommate. The kid lost his dad a few years back, then his girlfriend, then his grandad and he just fell into a slow downward spiral from there. He started doing narcotics when he got a job as a waiter at Ruby Tuesdays in Evans. He fell in with the wrong crowd and became addicted to the stuff. He never had a bad bone in his body, the drugs make people like him do this sort of STUPID stuff. I can't help but be mad at him. He wasn't always that guy you see in the mugshot. He used to have long blond hair and an ever present smile. It's truly a shame.

And to Dr. Evil- what CVS employee would risk their life over some medication? Your comments are hateful and misguided. I'd love to meet up with you in person and discuss this further. But never fear, you are safe behind your alias and laptop.




"Wield" a gun and jump a counter and terrorize employees. I would say that's what's "misguided" and "hateful". And "jonboy", what CVS employee should have to worry that a "drug addict" looking for their next fix might kill them to get the drugs that they are hooked on? (does an incident in NY that occurred last June ring a bell?). I really don't care that he "used" to be a good guy. I really don't care that he "fell in with the wrong crowd." What I do care about is that "could" have been one of my family members that he terrorized. Law-abiding citizens are "sick and tired" of thugs, druggies, and "bad dudes" with guns terrorizing them. One day, they will "choose" the wrong person to rob, and we, the law-abiding citizenry, won't have to worry about a "repeat" offender. Robbing people with a gun is not "STUPID", it is CRIMINAL. And could have potentially deadly consequences for innocent people.

And, I appreciate your invite to "discuss" this, but I don't feel the need to "discuss" a criminal drug addict who should to go to prison for robbing, terrorizing, and, according to the charges, kidnapping, said employees of CVS.

And, jonboy, you should be VERY careful about making "veiled" threats via the internet. Conveying threats via the internet isn't real smart, and it's "illegal." And, you never "know" who you may be "challenging/threatening."

A lady

he was a nice boy

he was a nice kid back in elementary school and middle school and his mother is a wonderful woman. It always occurs to me that these forums bash people like this without realizing that he is someone's boy,a son and a brother-- he did something terrible and will have a terrible penalty and there is no need to further kick him or really, his family, while they are down. He will pay the price for this and that should be enough.


It always "occurs" to me that

It always "occurs" to me that people come to these forums to try and "defend" the actions of criminals by saying what a "good" person they were/are. That they made a "stupid" "mistake." Sorry that the "truth" hurts, but the fact of the matter is, who one "used" to be and who one is "now" are two entirely different things. When one commits a crime with a gun, I have ZERO "sympathy." I have witnessed first-hand the carnage that these criminals "wreak" on innocent people. I have watched people "pass" from this life to the other because of his kind of criminal behavior. Excuse me if I can't "shed a tear" for the criminal. I do happen to care about the victims though. "They" are the ones who had no say so in the matter. THEY are the ones who are at the mercy of the terror that the CRIMINAL wreaks.

Little Lamb


It would be good to pray for some peace of mind for his mother. Prayers for the robber would also be in order.


What's with all the " " ?

"Too" "many" "quotation" "marks"!


I'll "work" on that...

I'll "work" on that...