Final 2 Suspects in Livingston Pharmacy Robbery Turn Themselves In, LIVINGSTON, April 4, 2011 - A joint operation between the Livingston and Huntsville Police Departments pinpointed all three suspects involved in the February 26th robbery of a local pharmacy in Livingston. The March 16th arrest of Justin Dewayne Wenckens and his talking ultimately led to the arrest of his two accomplices. The alleged drivers of the getaway car for the robbery of the Medical Center Discount Pharmacy turned themselves in to the Livingston Police Department. Destiny Christine McDaniel, 21, of Huntsville, turned herself in on April 1st. Clifford Wade Pearson, 27, also of Huntsville, turned himself in on the morning of April 4th. Both were in the car on the morning of the robbery. Destiny McDaniel was driving the car. According to McDaniel, their friend, 32 year old Justin Dewayne Wenckens, of Point Blank asked them to drive him to Livingston so that he could pick up his prescription medication. As they were waiting, Wenckens came out of the pharmacy running and had a bag in his hand with prescription medication that he had taken from the pharmacy clerks at gunpoint. McDaniel said that she didn't know that he was going to rob the place. When Wenckens jumped in the car, McDaniel took off (additional passengers were McDaniel's infant baby and Clifford Pearson). The older model Lincoln Town Car drove a short distance down US-190 east (east bound), before McDaniel turned the vehicle around and headed back through Livingston and on to Point Blank where she dropped Wenckens off at his father's house in Point Blank. McDaniel and Pearson knew that Wenckens robbed the place, but chose to help him get away. Both have been booked into Polk County Jail and charged with aggravated robbery.
Destiny Christine McDaniel, 21, of Huntsville
Clifford Wade Pearson, 27, of Huntsville
Justin Dewayne Wenckens was Jailed in March (Story below)
Justin Dewayne Wenckens, 32, of Point Blank
Point Blank Man to be Charged in Livingston Pharmacy Robbery, WALKER COUNTY, March 19, 2011 - A joint investigation with the Livingston and Huntsville Police Departments has lead to the arrest of a Point Blank man. Justin Dewayne Wenckens, 32, of Point Blank, has been charged in the robbery of a Huntsville pharmacy, and the February 26th robbery of the Medical Discount Pharmacy in Livingston. Intelligence gathered from an informant helped investigators identify the suspect. In both robberies, the robber was wearing a ski mask and demanded pharmaceuticals from pharmacy workers. Two other suspects who were allegedly occupants of the getaway car (a 90s model Lincoln Town Car) and could possibly be charged in connection with the crimes. Wenckens is expected to make bond in Huntsville, at which point he will be transported to Livingston and charged in the Livingston robbery.
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The Medical Center Discount Pharmacy was robbed for pharmaceuticals.
Local Pharmacy Robbed for Meds, LIVINGSTON, February 26, 2011 - According to Livingston Police Department, shortly before 9 am on February 26, 2011, a man wearing a white ski mask walked into the Medical Center Discount Pharmacy located across the street from the County Annex Building (the old hospital), produced a gun (pistol) and demanded pharmaceuticals. The clerks cooperated with the robbers demands and put an undisclosed amount of prescription medication into a bag and gave it to the robber. The robber then exited the store, fled to the end of the road at Eastwood Street and was picked up by a possible 1990s blue model Lincoln Continental. According to witnesses, the vehicle had several occupants.
The robber is described as a possible white male, thin build, and thinning hair. Crimestoppers will pay a cash reward for information leading to the arrest the robbery suspect. You can also contact the Livingston Police Department and ask for Detective Leon Middleton.
In a bizarre twist to this story, Officer Kevin Blackburn with the Livingston Police Department was searching the area in the woods around Eastwood Street and came upon a trail that had women's bras hanging in the brush along the trail. The trail led to a makeshift camp where a homeless man has been allegedly living for 3 years. Officer Blackburn found .40 caliber bullets in one of the man's tents. The man was cuffed by Officer Blackburn and briefly detained for questioning before being released. In the homeless man's camp, Officer Blackburn and Sergeant Lewis Milner located an unusual amount of women's clothing (especially for a man who lives alone in his camp). The man told PolkCountyToday.com that he was from Mexico and was a truck driver up until 3 years ago. He said he couldn't drive anymore and became homeless.