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Armed Robbery in Pegram Shakes Residents

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By DALE GRAHAM

“Scary!” That’s the word used quite often on Facebook posts and conversations with Pegram residents in the moments and hours following the armed robbery of the Pegram Pantry. It’s just not something that happens here.

On the evening of January 15th, 2014, a white male suspect, approximately 5’8-5’9 entered the Pegram landmark at 566 Highway 70. He was yielding a knuckle type knife, jumped over the counter and held the knife to the clerk’s throat. The suspect then robbed the store, cutting the clerk on the hand during the crime. He left on foot into a nearby subdivision.

The next morning, Lieutenant Shannon Heflin sent out a wanted poster to area businesses, as well as the S. C. Advocate Newspaper, complete with the pictures here and a description of the suspect. Word spread rapidly, and by sometime later that day a suspect was in custody.

Andrew Mark Broyles, age 25, was arrested by Cheatham County Sheriff’s Deputies at his home on Beverly Hills Drive in Pegram. He was charged with Especially Aggravated Burglary and remained in custody as of Tuesday of this week.

He was slated to appear in court on Wednesday.

UPDATE:  Broyles Bound Over to Grand Jury

Andrew Mark Broyles, age 25, who was arrested last month by Cheatham County Sheriff’s Deputies at his home on Beverly Hills Drive in Pegram and charged with Especially Aggravated Burglary in the Pegram Pantry robbery in January, was bound over to the Cheatham County Grand Jury on Jan. 28, 2014. His case will be presented to the April 2014 Grand Jury, and he will have an arraignment  in Circuit Court on April 14, 2014 at 9:00 am..

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