A Waco man free on bond after his Jan. 8 arrest on a murder charge was arrested Sunday on an armed robbery charge.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Demarcus Renard Robinson, 29, was arrested after a man reported an armed robbery in the 1100 block of Ross Avenue on Jan. 7, the day before Robinson was arrested on the murder charge. Police believe Robinson is responsible the robbery and for the Dec. 14 shooting death of his 34-year-old cousin.

In the January robbery, Robinson pulled a pistol on a man and took money and other items before leaving the area, Swanton said. When he was arrested on the murder charge the next day, he had a stolen firearm, Swanton said. It is unclear whether the firearm police say Robinson had when he was arrested is connected to either his cousin's death or the January robbery.

Robinson was released on $100,000 bond last month after the murder charge.

Police got arrest warrants charging him with first-degree felony aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, third-degree felony unlawful possession of a firearm and state jail felony theft of a firearm.

Robinson was taken to McLennan County Jail on Sunday and remained there Tuesday with bond listed at $1,111,000.

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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