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Suspect in Christmas Day Dripping Springs robbery arrested in Austin

The incident happened early Christmas morning.

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas — The suspect in an armed robbery in Dripping Springs on Christmas morning has been arrested.

The incident happened at the Corner Store of Dripping Springs around 2 a.m., at the intersection of Sawyer Ranch Road and U.S. 290, the Hays County Sheriff said.

A man displayed a gun and demanded money from the cashier.

At the time, he was described as a white man, 6 feet, 3 inches tall, 200 pounds, with a reddish-blond beard. He was wearing a dark hoodie, dark sunglasses and a black beanie.

Credit: Hays County Sheriff's Office

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The man was later identified as John Robert Garrison, 39. Officials discovered he had multiple outstanding warrants, including two for aggravated robbery, with the Austin Police Department. He also had a warrant for a parole violation from the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole.

The APD robbery unit and Lonestar Fugitive Task Force agents located the man at a hotel in North Austin on Jan. 7. He was arrested without incident and booked into the Travis County Jail.


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