Pinckneyville Man Charged With Nashville Pharmacy Robberies

Pinckneyville Man Charged With Nashville Pharmacy Robberies

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Bail was set at $50,000 Wednesday in Washington County Court for a 41-year-old Pickneyville man charged in connection with the burglaries of two Nashville area pharmacies.

Herman Sims was formally charged Wednesday with two Class 2 felony counts of burglary and two misdemeanor counts of theft. He was arrested Tuesday on a Washington County warrant charging him with the offenses.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, during the early morning hours of Friday, June 18th and Friday, July 2nd, Doehring’s Pharmacy and the Nashville Pharmacy were both victim to burglaries. During each burglary, a male suspect threw a rock or brick through the glass to make entry. Once inside, he apparently took several hundred dollars in Pseudoephedrine from each business.

Over the next few weeks, police spent several hours investigating the burglaries and conducting surveillance on the suspect.

Sims pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday to the charges against him. He was scheduled for a preliminary hearing and first appearance August 3 with his court-appointed attorney.

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