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26-year-old arrested for armed robbery in Bristol, Tennessee

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BRISTOL, Tenn. -- A 26-year-old man has been identified as the suspect in this morning's robbery at Walgreens on Highway 394 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Witnesses stated to police that a man entered the store, walked back to the pharmacy counter and presented a note to the clerk demanding various types of narcotics.

The man, Tyler McNeil of Blountville left the store with an undetermined amount of pills.

Officers from the Bristol Tennessee Police Department and Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to McNeil’s residence on Highway 126 in Sullivan County where he was taken into custody a short time later.

McNeil is being charged with robbery, driving revoked, and possession with the intent to distribute drugs.

McNeil was transported to the Sullivan County Jail for booking. 


BRISTOL, Tenn. — A male subject is in custody following an armed robbery this morning in Bristol, Tennessee.

Maj. Matt Austin with the Bristol Tennessee Police Department said a male came into the Walgreens on Highway 394 and demanded narcotics. 

He left the scene and was apprehended a short time later, according to Austin. 

Stay with the Bristol Herald Courier for the latest developments. 


Blountville, TN -- Bristol Tennessee police report that there has been an armed robbery at the Blountville Walgreens located at 2340 Highway 394. The robbery occurred after 11:15 AM. 

Stay with the Bristol Herald Courier for more on this developing story. 

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