Suspect connected to 3 armed liquor store robberies in court Saturday

Suspect connected to 3 armed liquor store robberies in court Saturday

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - An arrest has been made in connection with several robberies of local liquor stores.

The Cedar Hills Package Store, the Holly Hills Package Store and Papa's Package Store criminal attempted armed robbery led to the arrest of Gene Autry Bryer, 23.

The Holly Hills Package Store was robbed on Dec. 1; the other two were both robbed on Dec. 8 in a recent rash of armed robberies that occurred during the daytime.

Bryer will be charged with nine counts of armed robbery, one count of criminal attempt armed robbery, eight counts of aggravated assault, five counts of false imprisonment, three counts possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, five counts possession of a firearm by a convicted felon - one count of theft by taking (Motor Vehicle), one count of possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor.

Bryer will appear in recorder's court Saturday morning. He is currently being held in Muscogee County Jail.

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