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Posted: June 20, 2013 8:30 p.m.

Bond denied for couple

Bond has been denied for the two accused armed robbers who reportedly robbed a Newton County mother last month as she was putting her toddler in the car.

Around 7:30 a.m. on May 18, a 25-year-old woman was getting her toddler into her car at Summerset Apartments on Greenleaf Road when a black male approached her, put an object against her back and demanded she lie on the ground.

The victim, assuming it was a gun, did as she was ordered, and the man stole her purse and ran off in the direction of a parked gray Dodge Durango, being driven by a black female.

The victim jumped into her vehicle and followed the robber, calling 911 with a tag number of the vehicle.

Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office ran the tag number, which came back to an address in Rockdale County.

Working with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, deputies went to the address, but did not find the man and woman accused of the robbery.

They were able to find out the address where the couple was living in Harvest Grove Apartments in Conyers.

Several deputies converged on the apartment complex and waited until the Durango arrived.

They made contact with the male, 23-year-old Karlos Blake Washington, and the female, 24-year-old Zekelia Samone Sanders. Their vehicle, tag number and description matched that given by the victim.

Also in the vehicle was Washington’s 4-year-old son, who reportedly told deputies, "My daddy took the pocketbook."

Both Washington and Sanders were charged with armed robbery and cruelty to children.

Additionally, Washington was wanted out of DeKalb County for child support default.

Newton County Superior Court Judge Eugene Benton denied bond for the couple earlier this month, not only because of the felony charges against them, but also due to what court records say are his concerns that the two would continue to be a risk to the community.

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