Police in Tuscaloosa have arrested a 26-year-old Greensboro man accused of robbing three area motels at gunpoint in recent months.

Lt. Teena Richardson, a spokeswoman for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said the department's Criminal Investigation Division gathered and reviewed evidence and identified Markece Vonta Ryans as a suspect in the robbery of three motels -- one in August and two more in December.

Richardson said officers passed the information on to the the Greensboro Police Department, who were able to Ryan take into custody at a residence in Hale County.

Ryan was brought to Tuscaloosa and charged with two counts of first-degree robbery then placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a total bond of $120,000. Richardson added that more charges against Ryan are pending.

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