PRESTONSBURG – A Pike County man has been arrested in connection with the alleged robbery of the Rite Aid located in the Glynnview Plaza in Prestonsburg on June 5. Court documents allege that Warren Stapleton, age 38, of Elkhorn City, entered the pharmacy and demanded Roxicodone from the pharmacist. When he was informed that they did not have Roxicodone he demanded Percocet and Hydrocodone. The pharmacist told him that they did not have those medications either. Warren then told her that he had a gun and then asked for Xanax.
The warrant lists Prestonsburg Police officer Ralph Frasure as the affiant and stated that Stapleton was given a bottle of Alprazolam and then left the store. The arrest warrant was filed as executed by Pikeville Police Department officer Josh Lawson on June 7.
As of press time Tuesday, no court date has been set for Stapleton, who is being lodged in the Pike County Detention Center. He will be transferred to Floyd County for arraignment in district court. Stapleton is being held on a $25,000 full cash bond and has a list of other trafficking charges including a second DUI with a $10,000 full cash bond.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times. She can be reached at 606-886-8506.