Arrest made in Cowarts armed robbery

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COWARTS, Ala. (WTVY) - The manhunt is over.

Houston county Sheriff Donald Valenza says after a busy three days, they were able to catch the man who robbed a store clerk at gunpoint through good investigative techniques.

Houston County Sheriff's Deputies say a man walked into the Dollar General in Cowarts Saturday night and forced the clerk at gunpoint to hand over the cash drawer.

Donald Valenza, Houston County Sheriff
"We had some info when he left the scene and working the area we were able to gather more.. which gave us possibilities of a vehicle.."

Early Tuesday, an off-duty Deputy spotted a vehicle matching that description.

After making the stop, Houston County Deputies arrested 22 year old Eddie Joe Seago of Dothan.

He was charged with 1st Degree Robbery.

Valenza says investigators got a search warrant for his home, and that's where they found the money from the register.

It was all still there.

Sandra Whitaker lives in Cowarts.. and says although this incident is serious, she's not afraid.

Sandra Whitaker, Lives In Cowarts
"I have never really been afraid of anything i just trust in god to look after me and take care of me.. so no it doesn't make me afraid to come here bc of what has happened you know.."

The Cowarts Dollar General is open and running like normal.



 
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