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Originally published: 2013-07-02 14:48:57
Last modified: 2013-07-02 14:49:41

Spruce Pine robber nabbed in Statesville

Aaron Christopher Mercer, 31, of Kernersville, was arrested Saturday, June 29, in connection with an armed robbery at Hospital Drive Pharmacy on June 18, according to Spruce Pine Police Officer K. Cook. Statesville Police arrested Mercer after receiving a tip as to his whereabouts, and Mercer was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, trafficking in drugs and other charges. He is being held on a $240,000 bond. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation assisted Statesville Police. Further arrests are pending in the case.