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E. Texas man arrested for robbing store

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Eric Howard (Source: Longview Police Department) Eric Howard (Source: Longview Police Department)

On Thursday just before midnight, officers were dispatched to a robbery in the 1900 Block of East Marshall Avenue in Longview.

According to Longview police, when officers arrived, they were told that a black male had come into the store. The suspect came up behind the clerk, lunged at her when she opened the cash register drawer, and grabbed the register, taking money as he ran out the door of the store.

The suspect, later identified a Eric Antonio Howard, 48, of Mt. Pleasant, was arrested a short time later at a motel near the store. Howard was charged with robbery and transported to the Gregg County jail without further incident.

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