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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Tennessee

Monday, November 19, 2018

Kingston Springs Man Indicted For Mid-State Pharmacy Robberies

More Than 3,200 Oxycodone Pills Taken in One Robbery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – November 19, 2018 – Gary Ginnings, 44, of Kingston Springs, Tennessee, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury and charged with two counts of Hobbs Act Robbery, one attempted Hobbs Act Robbery and two counts of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.  Ginnings was arrested this morning by FBI agents and officers from the Metro Nashville Police Department and the Dickson County Sheriff’s Department.  He will appear before a U.S. Magistrate Judge later today.

According to the indictment, on April 12, 2018, Ginnings attempted to rob the Bridgestone Pharmacy in Antioch, Tennessee while brandishing a firearm.  On the same day, Ginnings robbed the Good Shepard Pharmacy in Antioch and took bottles of hydroxychloroquine, a prescription medication.

The indictment also alleges that on April 18, 2018, Ginnings, while armed with a firearm, robbed the pharmacist at Fred’s Pharmacy in Whitebluff, Tennessee.  During this robbery, Ginnings obtained 3,280 oxycodone pills. 

If convicted, Ginnings faces up to life in prison.

This case was investigated by the FBI; the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department; and the White Bluff Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph Montminy and Van Vincent are prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an accusation.  The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 


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David Boling Public Information Officer 615-736-5956
Updated November 19, 2018