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Men reportedly use handgun to rob pharmacy
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Lawmen corralled two armed robbers Wednesday morning after the heist of a pharmacy in neighboring White County.The suspects, Christopher Stanley, 34, and Ricky Ashford, 33, were arrested separately after a foot chase off Shady Rest Road near the VFW. They are being held at White County Jail facing charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. They will also face charges here for their run from the law.The chase began just after 10 a.m. Wednesday when the men allegedly walked into Sparta Discount Drug Store and robbed it at gunpoint. The men demanded, and were given, an undisclosed amount of cash along with drugs.