2 suspects arrested in string of robberies

2 suspects arrested in string of robberies

BUTLER COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Two men have been arrested after they were suspected to be a part of multiple robberies from June to August, according to the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

It began Thursday night when the Butler County Sheriff's Office responded to a robbery call at the Pineapple Highway location of Dollar General. Sheriff Kenny Harden said the suspect entered the store, presented a gun, and asked for money.

Upon receiving the money the man fled the scene, but not before a witness got his license plate number.

Friday morning, the sheriff's office got a warrant for the arrest of 40-year-old Marcus Latrent Greathouse.

Harden said investigators traveled to Lee County and worked with law enforcement there to arrest Greathouse.

During this investigation, Branden Tyrone Matthews, 30, was identified as a second suspect. Matthews was arrested in Columbus, Georgia Saturday.

Together the two were linked to the following robberies:

  • 6-20-18: Auto Zone (Alexander City, AL)
  • 7-03-18: O'Reilly Auto Parts (Sylacauga, AL)
  • 7-12-18: Auto Zone (Columbus, GA)
  • 7-13-18: Auto Zone (Opelika, AL)
  • 7-25-18: Auto Zone (Eufaula, AL)
  • 7-28-18: O'Reilly Auto Parts (Tallassee, AL)
  • 7-30-18: Dollar General (Russell County, AL)
  • 8-01-18: Dollar General (LaGrange, GA)
  • 8-04-18: O'Reilly Auto Parts (Roanoke, AL)
  • 8-05-18: Dollar General (Montgomery, AL)
  • 8-11-18: Dollar General (Newman, GA)
  • 8-12-18: O'Reilly Auto Parts (Tallassee, AL)
  • 8-16-18: Dollar General (Greenville, AL)

Several law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation.

No official charges have been listed for Greathouse and Matthews.

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