On Jan. 23 officers of the Kingsport Police Department responded to P & S Pharmacy, 613 Watauga Ave., in reference to a robbery.
Upon arrival it was determined that Sarah Begley had just exited the business after purchasing her medication. As she exited the store, a white male grabbed the medication from her hand and fled toward the back of the store where he entered a Gold Kia. The vehicle fled the scene and was being operated by an unidentified female.
On Monday, Feb. 13 it was discovered that the Scott County Sheriff’s Department and the Weber City police Department had made an arrest, which was similar in nature. KPD Detectives obtained the information on the suspects and a photo line-up was assembled. This was shown to the victim and she positively identified John Allen Galliher as the male who had robbed her of her medication. KPD detectives responded to the Duffield Regional Jail and interviewed Galliher, and he confessed to his part in the robbery. Detectives then made contact with April Galliher and she responded to the Kingsport Police Department where she was interviewed and she confessed to her part in the robbery.
She was charged with the offense of robbery and was confined in the Kingsport City Jail and then transferred to the Sullivan County Jail. A warrant was obtained for the arrest of Galliher and he is to be extradited back to Tennessee to face these charges.
This story is derived from a Kingsport Police Department report.