Troup Man Arrested For 2 Armed Robberies

A robbery suspect is arrested charged with the robbing two convenience stores at gunpoint.

The first robbery happened Sunday in Smith County and the second last night in Liberty City.

Investigators from both Smith and Gregg counties viewed surveillance tapes from the robberies and discovered it was the same suspect.

A short time later the suspect was spotted by authorities walking on interstate 20 near the Gregg County line.

36-year old John Hanson of Troup was arrested and allegedly confessed to the crimes.

Amy Tatum, reporting.