A convicted felon and his girlfriend were arrested Monday night at their Cheyenne Boulevard home after she was identified as the woman who robbed the CVS Pharmacy at 1793 N. Gallatin Pike in Madison on April 27.
Jessica Potts, 36, admitted she was armed with a handgun when she demanded OxyContin from the pharmacist, police said. Her boyfriend, Thomas Schroeder, 30, is believed to be the getaway driver who fired shots into the air as the couple fled in a white pickup truck.
Potts, police said, also confessed to robbing the CVS Pharmacy at 7112 Highway 70 S. on Jan. 14 and the Rite Aid at 1241 Robinson Road on April 22. In both robberies, she showed the pharmacist a gun and demanded OxyContin.
Potts and Schroeder are charged with one count of aggravated robbery each. Schroeder is also charged with aggravated assault.
Potts’ arrest history reflects previous convictions for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. Schroeder has been arrested 38 times with convictions for aggravated assault, domestic assault, burglary, theft, drug possession and DUI.
Numerous weapons were also recovered from the couple’s residence including a loaded AK-47 assault rifle, a shotgun and five handguns.