Suspects Identified in Quitman Drug Store Robbery

By: Stephen Bowers Email
By: Stephen Bowers Email

Clarke County Sheriff Todd Kemp says arrests have been made in connection to an armed robbery at Quitman Drugs.

Christoper Chapple was arrested on drug charges July 2 in Birmingham, Alabama and has been tied to the robbery. He is also being connected with other armed robberies at locally-owned drug stores in Waynesboro, Mobile, Birmingham, and Columbia, Tennessee.

While leaving the store he robbed in Columbia, Tennessee, near Nashville in early April, he was confronted by local law enforcement officers and even fired shots at the officers before getting away. It was here that he cut himself and DNA from his blood has linked him to this robbery.

Ashley Elizabeth Wilmoth was arrested with Chapple, also on drug charges in Birmingham. Authorities say she was the driver of the get-away car after Chapple drove his victims' vehicles leaving these stores. Authorities say after the arrest she started discussing the other robberies the in which the two have been involved.

Authorities also think he may have a connection to another drug store robbery in Petal. The suspect in that robbery has been arrested but may have some connection with Chapple.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 23, 2009 at 07:01 PM
    DUH-neither did Waynesboro, Mobile, Columbia and possible Petal. Real smart of you to put down one of our local departments. I have an idea-since you have so much negativity, become a policeman and show them how great you are.
  • by anon Location: Quitman on Jul 23, 2009 at 05:43 PM
    So, if they were caught in B'ham because CCSO couldn't do it, then what was the problem with the WCSO, MCSO, and the SO in Columbia, TN??? Are they just as incomptent as you seem to think CCSO is? That is quite possibly the most asinine thing I have ever heard. Law enforcement agencies work togther to solve crimes. That's kind of how that works.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 23, 2009 at 02:22 PM
    support u r ridiculous was they caught in clarke co? Duh NO
  • by "Boo" CC sheriff Location: Quitman on Jul 23, 2009 at 10:20 AM
    I agree. Thank goodness professional and competent law enforcement officers do exist somewhere in this world.
  • by Support PD/SO Location: Meridian on Jul 23, 2009 at 09:13 AM
    Anonymous, you are ridiculous. How do you know Clarke County SO wouldn't have caught him. Do you not think CCSO contacted other depts. to help find this man. It happens eveyday. Thats how criminals are found, with help from other law enforcement agencies!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2009 at 02:55 PM
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