Second suspect arrested, charged in Metro PCS robberies

Second suspect arrested, charged in Metro PCS robberies

Joseph Jackson, 26 Joseph Jackson, 26
LUBBOCK, Texas -

Investigators have arrested and charged a second suspect in the Metro PCS robberies from Tuesday

Investigators believe Joseph Jackson, 26, robbed the phone stores while Byron Whitfield, 32, was the getaway driver. 

Whitfield was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police set up surveillance on the tan Chevy Trailblazer. After a few minutes, Whitfield returned to the vehicle and began to drive away. Detectives report locating items that were taken in one of the robberies in the vehicle. 

After reviewing the surveillance footage from the robberies, investigators were able to confirm the suspect description matched Jackson. 

Investigators spoke with Whitfield again and, according to a police report, Whitefield admitted to being the getaway driver and stated Jackson had committed both robberies. 

Jackson and Whitfield are charged with aggravated robbery. 

Jackson is held on a $140,000 bond. 

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