Tomball Police arrested a man suspected of robbing the local Auto Zone, thanks to information provided by a Tomball jail inmate.
Police arrested Justin Ross Hightower, 30, of Tomball, Nov. 9, following a Nov. 8 robbery at Auto Zone, where a suspect displayed a handgun and ordered the cashier to give him money from the register.
"The cashier complied and the suspect took the money and fled the location," a Tomball press release stated. "Officers, investigators and criminalists arrived at the scene and began their investigation."
Police sources stated that they received a break in the case the next day. A patrol officer arrested a suspect that appeared to be coming down from a drug high. The suspect told investigators that they knew who robbed the Auto Zone and gave detectives Hightower's name.
Police arrested Hightower that evening and found evidence, including a pellet gun that was used in the robbery. Hightower is also a suspect in other robberies and break in's in both Harris and Montgomery counties.
Hightower was charged with aggravated robbery. His bond was set at $30,000.