- Written by Steve Frank
Boone Police have charged a Morganton man in connection with the robbery at the Boone Walgreens just over a week ago. The release said Keith Brandon Cunningham, 20, was arrested for Felonious Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and two counts of Felonious Tracking in Opiates. Police say Cunningham is alleged to have entered Walgreens late the night of February 16th, demanding pills from the pharmacist while threatening the use of a gun at the 2184 Blowing Rock Road pharmacy. Boone Police Department investigators sent out a Crime Stoppers alert shortly after the robbery, and tips received from the Crime Stoppers alert led investigators to contact the Burke County Sheriffs Office concerning Cunningham. Keith Brandon Cunningham was already wanted by the Burke County Sheriffs Office for a 2013 Breaking and Entering incident, and Burke County investigators located Mr. Cunningham at an address provided by Boone Police Department investigators and arrested him on the outstanding Breaking and Entering Warrants. Cunningham was subsequently served with warrants charging him with the armed robbery in Boone, while he was still lodged in the Burke County Detention Center. Keith Brandon Cunningham was assigned a court date of April 28th and placed under a $150,000 secured bond for the offenses that occurred in Boone.