A man wanted in connection with a spate of recent armed robberies is now in police custody.
Police say 18-year-old Franke Howell turned himself in this morning.
Earlier this month, two victims were approched along the rail trail near Rifle Range Rd by a suspect on a bike. Armed with a gun, a demand for wallets was made, but both victims refused and the suspect fled empty handed.
A similar incident happened early yesterday morning near Walnut and Hunter Streets. A group of women were approached by two males on bikes armed with a hand gun just after midnight. This time the suspects rode off with cell phones and cash.
A 17 year old was arrested a short time later and Howell, now in custody, was wanted on five counts of Robbery with a Firearm, three counts of Breach of Probation and Breach of Firearms Prohibition Order.