LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A suspect wanted in connection with multiple armed robberies across central and south Alabama has been identified and arrested, according to Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.
An Auburn police officer pulled over a vehicle on I-85 on Thursday. The driver, 31-year-old Opelika resident Jarius Davis, was subsequently arrested on four first-degree robbery charges connected to crimes in Lee County.
The Troy Police Department has since confirmed Davis is also the suspect in another robbery in their jurisdiction that happened at a convenience store on April 2.
Davis may be connected to multiple robberies being investigated in Troy, Opelika, Brundidge, Auburn, Lanett, Roanoke and Titus with the suspect always fitting the same description: a tall, slender male armed with a silver over black semi-automatic handgun.
During several robberies, the suspect wore black gloves, blue jeans, dark colored shoes and a black jacket with a hood, and always completely covered his face with a dark-colored bandana except for the area right around his eyes. None of the robberies resulted in any injuries.
Davis will most likely be interviewed by multiple other agencies throughout the River Region for possible connections to robberies in those cities, which started in March and ended on April 15.
Davis is being held on a $100,000 bond at the Lee County Detention Facility.