Brandon Lee Edwards, 28, of 2439 Wax Road, Aragon, is accused of robbing the Marathon Store at 2918 Martha Berry Highway at 12:34 and the Citgo Store at 3173 Martha Berry Highway at 12:45 a.m. using a small handgun.
Acting on an anonymous tip, police found a small-framed handgun while searching a room occupied by Edwards at the South Winds Inn during a search Wednesday, according to a news release from Maj. Mark Wallace of the Floyd County Police Department.
The motel is just a short distance away from where the two stores were robbed.
Police also found some cash and methamphetamine in the motel room, according to the report.
Edwards is charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, two counts of pointing a pistol at another, two counts of carrying a pistol without a license, two counts of possession of firearms by a convicted felon and one count of possession of methamphetamine.
Police are continuing to look for the person responsible for an armed robbery at A1 Food and Beverage, 203 Burnett Ferry Road, which occurred before the two robberies on Martha Berry Boulevard, Wallace said.
“Right now we don’t consider him (Edwards) a suspect,” Wallace said. “Some aspects are different.”
Anyone with information about the A1 Food and Beverage robbery can call the Floyd County Police Department at 706-235-7766.