A woman accused of robbing her ex-boyfriend at gunpoint in a July 5 incident near Cusseta Road appeared in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Elizabeth Castillo, 30, pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to armed robbery. She was ordered held without bond in the Muscogee County Jail.
Judge Juilus Hunter bound the case over to Superior Court.
Cpl. Bill Thornton was called to the intersection of Cusseta Road and Southside Court around 10:45 a.m. July 5 to investigate an armed robbery. The victim said he was headed to work when someone in a gold Cadillac cut in front of him multiple times.
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He recognized the vehicle as his ex-girlfriend’s car.
“He advised that he kept trying to drive around it, but it kept getting in front of him,” Thornton testified. “At which point, he exited the vehicle and he was confronted by Ms. Castillo.”
The victim was arguing with his ex-girlfriend, Castillo, when a man standing behind him struck him in the head and threw him on the ground, leaving a lump on the right side of his forehead. The attacker then lifted up his shirt to show a pistol in his waistband, according to police.
He pulled the man off the ground and put him in a half nelson, Thornton said.
Castillo allegedly instructed the gunman to grab the victim’s wallet. He took the wallet before throwing the victim to the ground and leaving in the Cadillac with her, authorities said.
Thornton named a second suspect in the case, but he declined to clarify whether warrants have been issued for his arrest.
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