Matthew J. Florence Charged with Hall's Pharmacy Robbery

Matthew J. Florence, a white male, age 24, from Washington, has been charged with pharmacy robbery 1st degree, theft, and stealing a controlled substance. The charges are in relation to the robbery of Hall’s Pharmacy in Krakow last week. Florence was taken into custody on August 30th for investigation of the robbery after an anonymous tip led investigators to his apartment located in the 1000 block of East 5TH Street in Washington. After being taken into custody, Florence later confessed to the robbery. Approximately half of the narcotics taken in the robbery have been recovered. Following the robbery, Florence stated that he went into a residence on Country Club Lane which is located near the pharmacy. Florence said that he did not have a weapon. He is currently incarcerated in the Franklin County Jail with a bond set at $150,000 cash only. The sheriff’s office would like to thank all of the law enforcement agencies who assisted and the citizen who provided important information leading to the arrest of the suspect.