Former Enterprise football player confesses to armed robberies in Dothan

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — A former Enterprise football player is facing two armed robbery charges after confessing to the crime.

According to Dothan police, Romaine McFarland, 19, of Dothan robbed the same gas station twice on two different occasions.

The first robbery was around 11 p.m. on Dec. 19, 2020, where an unknown suspect (later identified as McFarland) was said to have entered the station, held the clerk at gunpoint, and demanded money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash, vaping equipment, and cigars before running away.

More than a month later, the gas station was robbed again. This time, police say McFarland threatened the store clerk at gunpoint at around 5 a.m. Wednesday, once again taking cash, vaping equipment, and cigars.

Investigators canvassed the area until they found McFarland at a home on 2100 Oakdale Drive, close to his house.

After being questioned, he confessed to both robberies. Police searched the home and found items believed to have been taken from the store as well as clothes similar to those worn during the robbery.

Dothan police say McFarland was a football player with Enterprise High School. According to the Southeast Sun, McFarland played as a safety/cornerback for the school in 2019.

He now faces two counts of first-degree robbery with a total bond of $120,000.

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