Police filed more charges against a jailed man, accused of robbing a downtown convenience store earlier this month, late last week, accusing him  of three additional robberies in the past two months.

Mack Edward Johnson, 53, of Waco, was arrested Oct. 1 after he allegedly led police on a brief foot chase after the 3 a.m. robbery of a 7-Eleven store at 701 S. University Parks Drive. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said detectives were able to connect Johnson to two other robberies at the same 7-Eleven store on Aug. 15 and Sept. 16, plus a third armed robbery at Dollar General Store, 205. E Waco Drive, on Sept. 16.

Johnson's initial arrest came after Johnson entered the convenience store wearing a mask and acted like he had a gun. He allegedly went behind the register, ordered the clerk to give him money and took two packs of cigarettes before he ran from the business when a Baylor University police officer entered the store, Swanton said.

Police chased Johnson until he jumped a fence into the Abbey Glen Apartment complex and was captured by police. He was initially arrested on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated robbery and a Class A misdemeanor charge of evading on foot as police continued to investigate the case.

Swanton said additional investigation connected Johnson to the three other robberies. He was charged Friday with two additional first-degree robbery charges of aggravated robbery and one second-degree felony charge of robbery.

Johnson remained jailed at McLennan County Jail on Monday morning with a total bond of $302,500.

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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