A Waco man arrested last week on a misdemeanor family violence charge is now facing two first-degree felony robbery charges in incidents late last month and early this month, according to arrest affidavits.

Gregory Dwayne Clark, 46, was arrested and jailed Jan. 9 on a Class A misdemeanor family violence assault charge by Waco police. While Clark was in custody, police added two first-degree felony charges of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

According an affidavit, police were called Dec. 22 to the Alon at 300 LaSalle Ave. after two men walked in and robbed the store using an AK-47. The men demanded the clerk open the cash register then lie on the floor at gunpoint. They took cash and cigarettes, the affidavit states.

During the investigation, police got a tip that Clark was involved in the robbery, the affidavit states. The second suspect was not named in the affidavit.

Police were called Jan. 6 to the Convenience Food Mart at 600 S. 11th St. when a man matching Clark’s description robbed the store at gunpoint, according to the affidavit.

A family member contacted police, saying they were concerned about Clark’s behavior. An investigator asked the family member to view pictures from the robberies, and the family member identified the suspect as Clark, according to the affidavit.

During an interview, Clark denied he was in the pictures and told police “he does not remember that and stated that he had been smoking a lot of stuff, referring to ‘crack,’ ‘’ the affidavit states.

The affidavit states Clark may be connected to other robberies and the investigations remain ongoing.

Clark remained in custody Wednesday with a bond of $107,000.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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