AUSTIN (KXAN) - An arrest affidavit was signed today for a man who confessed to robbing three Austin businesses.
Jimmy Early Spencer, 52, rtold authorities that he committed the third robbery on Friday that led to his arrest at Jessica's Original Cheesesteaks off Colorado Street. The affidavit states Spencer gave the employees they had 10 seconds to open the register. Once he had the money, he ran away.
The employees of the food trailer then told a customer they had been robbed, and pointed to Spencer as he left. The customer followed Spencer, and notified the police after he saw him board a Capital Metro bus.
After being detained, police said Spencer confessed to his first robbery 2011. Spencer told police he stole from a Chevron gas station off South Pleasant Valley Road by putting his hand under his shirt to signal that he had a gun. The Chevron cashier told police he feared for his life, and gave Spencer money from the register.
Spencer also confessed to robbing a Family Dollar off East Riverside Drive on March 13.
Police intend to charge Spencer with robbery by threat, which is a second-degree felony.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police are looking for a missing woman.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.