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Man Charged In K-Mart Pharmacy Robbery

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man was taken into custody at his home after police said he robbed a pharmacy in south Nashville and then led officers on a short pursuit.

Police said 49-year-old James Dilday Jr. jumped over the counter of the K-mart pharmacy on Nolensville Pike around 6 p.m. Tuesday. He told the employees they had three minutes to give him all the narcotics.

They filled up a bag with various medications, and Dilday fled the scene in his truck.

A loss prevention agent at the store provided responding officers with Dilday's license plate numbers.

Officers spotted him speeding along Harding Pike, and tried to initiate a traffic stop. Instead of stopping, police said Dilday continued driving at a high rate of speed, and then drove onto Blackman Road into oncoming traffic.

Officers terminated the pursuit, but were able to get Dilday's information from his license plate.

When they got to his home on Tusculum Road, they found Dilday on the phone with dispatchers attempting to report his truck as stolen.

Dilday was positively identified as the robbery. He was charged with robbery, evading arrest, and filing a false police report. His bond was set at $42,000.

Police said Dilday has previous convictions for fraudulently obtaining prescription medication and larceny.

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