Arrest made in CVS robbery

A CVS Pharmacy customer filled his own prescription by brandishing a gun Sunday. He was arrested soon after leaving the store.

The theft occurred near 11:30 a.m. at the Callahan store, 542325 U.S. 1. Sheriff Bill Leeper said Walter Kevin Whiddon, 60, approached the pharmacy counter wearing a straw hat, dark jacket and blue jeans.

“The suspect told the pharmacist to give him fentanyl patches and showed her a handgun that he had in his right front pocket,” he said. “Once the suspect received the patches, he fled the scene in a blue dodge truck with a Florida Gators sticker on the back window.”

Whiddon is a frequent customer of the store, Leeper said. Deputies went to Whiddon’s home, where they allegedly recovered the fentanyl patches and arrested Whiddon for robbery with a firearm and theft of a controlled substance.

He was booked into the Nassau County Jail. Bond was set at $100,002.

Nassau County Record

Nassau County Record
P.O. Box 609
Callahan, FL 32011

Physical Address
617317 Brandies Avenue
Callahan, FL 32011

Phone: (904) 879-2727
Fax: (904) 879-5155