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Two charged in armed robbery at Texas State parking garage


Two men suspected of robbing a person at gunpoint Monday afternoon in a Texas State University parking garage are being held at the Hays County jail on bail set at $100,000 each.

The university’s police department issued an alert through its emergency notification system on Dec. 7 after responding to an armed robbery complaint at about 4:20 p.m. on the top level of the Blanco Hall parking garage, 701 Moore Street.

Mark Cooks, an 18-year-old Plano resident, and Xavier Le Darian McGain, a 19-year-old Austin resident, were arrested about 2½ hours later at a convenience store on Aquarena Springs Drive, university police Capt. Daniel Benitez said. Neither man is enrolled at Texas State, Benitez said.

Cooks and McGain are charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony punishable by five to 99 years in prison. McGain is also charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.

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#1 Comment By SMsince95 On 12/10/2015 @ 9:58 pm

Do these guys have an alibi for the time when Justin Gage was shot?

#2 Comment By Brad Rollins On 12/11/2015 @ 5:50 am

According to San Marcos police chief Chase Stapp, Cooks and McGain are not considered suspects in the Retreat homicide/home invasion.

#3 Comment By RDCJR On 12/12/2015 @ 9:59 am

Very unfortunate since Cooks was a 4 star athlete with many offers from D1 football programs.