SHEFFIELD — Arrest warrants were issued in Colbert County on Tuesday for a man already charged in the robbery of a Florence convenience store.
Sheffield police detective Chad Carruth said Justin Daniel Murphy, 27, 78 Carter Road, Leighton, is charged with first-degree robbery in connection with the Jan. 28 robbery of Sheffield Tobacco and Deli on West Fifth Street.
Murphy is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center charged with the first-degree robbery of D&D Market in Florence.
The store was robbed on Jan. 25, officials said.
"After conducting our investigation and talking with Florence police, there is enough evidence to charge Murphy in our robbery, also," Carruth said Tuesday.
Murphy was arrested Feb. 6 by Florence police and charged with first-degree robbery in connection with the convenience store robbery.
D&D Market is at Alabama 20 and Lauderdale 14.
Police said Murphy is accused of robbing both businesses at knifepoint.
Florence police said they received a tip that helped target Murphy as a suspect in the robbery.
Detectives went to Murphy's residence last week and found enough evidence to justify charging him, police said.
Carruth said items found at the residence also helped link Murphy to the Sheffield robbery.
Murphy is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center on bail totaling $50,000.
Carruth said if he makes bail in Florence, he will be transferred to the Colbert County Jail where he will be held on $50,000 bail.
First-degree robbery is a Class A felony, which carries punishment of 10 years to life in prison.
Tom Smith can be reached at 256-740-5757 or tom.smith@TimesDaily.com.