Man arrested, charged with Ocala CVS robbery

Published: Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 3:26 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 3:26 p.m.

OCALA - Joshua Levi Head, a 30-year-old convicted felon from Gainesville, who is a suspect in robberies in Ocala, was arrested Sunday in Dublin, Ga., by U.S. Marshals and is being held there.

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Joshua Head


Ocala police had a warrant for Head's arrest in connection with an armed robbery at the CVS pharmacy at 3501 N. Pine Ave shortly before 7 p.m. Jan. 12, where numerous Oxycontin pills were taken.

Sgt. Greg Martin from the Ocala Police Department said Thursday that Head may also face robbery charges from surrounding law enforcement agencies in connection with cases they are working on. He said Head may be involved in, or linked to, several pharmacy robberies during which Oxycontin was taken in Bradford, Clay, Alachua and Marion counties.

It is believed, Martin added, that on the day the Ocala CVS store was robbed, Head may have been involved in a robbery in Starke.

OPD officials will meet with a statewide prosecutor to discuss all the cases Head may be connected with.

Detective Matt Bos likely will travel to Georgia to look at evidence seized when Head was arrested, including a vehicle and many Oxycontin pills in bottles inside a pillow case.

A tip reportedly was called in that led U.S. Marshals to Head, who was in a motel at the time of his arrest.

The state's Department of Corrections Web site shows Head served time for grand theft and grand theft of a motor vehicle. He was released July 21, 2009, and is on felony probation until July 20, 2011.

Anyone with any information about any of the cases can call Martin or Lt. Mike Balken at 369-7000, Crime Line at 369-7061 or Crime Stoppers at 368-STOP, or visit

Contact Austin L. Miller at 867-4118 or

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