Drug store burglar nabbed on the roof

Marcus Dewayne Kelley

Marcus Dewayne Kelley

Published: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 04:57 PM.

It wasn’t St. Nick arriving early on the roof of the CVS pharmacy in Apalachicola on Sunday night.

A man carrying prescription drugs was arrested early Monday morning after police spotted him climbing down a ladder at the rear of the store located at 139 Avenue E.

The subject, Marcus Dewayne Kelley, 38, of Bristol, was ordered to come down to the ground, where he was handcuffed, placed in custody and transported to the Franklin County jail.

At approximately 3 a.m., Apalachicola Police Officer Ginger Creamer responded to a dispatch call reporting that a breaking and entering was in progress, after the store’s security company contacted the dispatcher.

Together with Creamer, Sheriff Deputies Chase Richards and Kevin Shuman arrived on the scene, after being advised the suspect was wearing a white t-shirt and most likely entered through the roof.

The intruder was still inside the CVS pharmacy store when police arrived. The three officers spotted Kelley on the CVS roof attempting to climb down a ladder onto the rooftop of a storage shed located at the rear of the store.

The officers on scene were joined by Sheriff Office Sgt. Goldie Harris and the scene was investigated and photographed. It was determined Kelley used ladders stolen from Ron Smith. who lives a block from the CVS, to mount the roof.

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