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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A man arrested in connection with multiple armed robberies in North Alabama is set to face multiple felony charges.

Chief Deputy Stacy Bates said the Madison County Sheriff's Office Investigators and FBI Agents with the North Alabama Violent Crimes Task Force located Terrence W. Jackson, 41, of Huntsville, less than 24 hours after he committed two robberies in Madison and one in Decatur Thursday night.

According to the sheriff's office, the joint investigation began after the three businesses were robbed.

Chief Deputy Stacy Bates said Madison County Sheriff Investigators, FBI, and the Violent Crime Task Force quickly developed information that linked Jackson to the robberies. Sheriff's investigators determined where Jackson was living, and early Friday morning the Madison County Sheriff's Office SWAT team and FBI served a search warrant at a house in the 3000 block of Fouche Drive in Huntsville, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office said Jackson fled the home prior to the SWAT team's arrival, but multiple stolen items were found in the house.

According to the sheriff's office, investigators were able to track Jackson to the Mobile area and with the help of other law enforcement agencies, he was safely taken into custody.

The sheriff's office said Jackson will be taken back to Madison County to face multiple felony charges.

Chief Deputy Stacy Bates said the investigation is still ongoing, but investigators anticipate that they will be able to close multiple armed robberies in the North Alabama area as a result of this investigation.

Sheriff Kevin Turner released this statement to WHNT News 19.

“No one will ever know just how hard Madison County Sheriff’s Investigators and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force Agents worked to bring this crime spree to a quick and safe conclusion.  The Sheriff’s Office SWAT team did an outstanding job as well by safely entering and securing the house where a large amount of stolen items were located.  This case is an example of how beneficial Task Force partnerships are to the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Madison County.  The Sheriff’s Office will continue to utilize every tool and resource at our disposal to ensure the citizens of Madison County can continue to live in a safe community."

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