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UPDATE: Police make arrest for Tupelo armed robberies

Lawrence Wright is accused of robbing two Tupelo businesses.

Posted: Dec 12, 2017 12:33 PM
Updated: Dec 12, 2017 8:00 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – Tupelo police have arrested a man believed to be responsible for the armed robberies of a Walmart fuel station and a Domino’s Pizza store.

On Tuesday, December 12 at approximately 1 a.m., Tupelo police officers attempted to stop a white Ford Ranger pickup truck at the intersection of President Avenue Extended and Cliff Gookin Boulevard.

Lawrence Wright | Photo: Tupelo PD

Police say the driver, 40-year-old Lawrence Wright, failed to stop immediately and fled a short distance to the South Park Manor Apartments on South Green Street.

Wright was then taken into custody without incident.

Police say he is a suspect in the Sunday, December 10 armed robbery of the Walmart Neighborhood Market Fuel Station on South Gloster Street.

Police also say he is a suspect in an armed robbery of the Domino’s Pizza restaurant on South Gloster Street. That robbery happened on Monday, December 11 at approximately 1:45 p.m.

For this robbery, police say a man entered the business, said he had a gun in his pocket and demanded money.

Some money was taken from the store. No injuries were reported.

“Information from the two scenes indicated that Wright was a person-of-interest and officers were actively searching for him when he was apprehended,” stated police.

As a result, Wright was charged with two counts of armed robbery. His bond was set at $125,000.

He was also detained for several misdemeanor offenses.

He is currently on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections and could face charges for violation of probation.

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