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Couple face charges after bank robbery

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Posted: Aug 6, 2010 6:46 AM
Updated: Aug 6, 2010 10:21 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: homeless man, pregnant, girlfriend, 3-year-old, special-needs, child, Alexandria, motel room, bank heist

Police say a homeless man and his pregnant girlfriend are accused of leaving her 3-year-old special-needs child alone in an Alexandria motel room while they went to commit a bank heist.

The Town Talk reports police booked 36-year-old Jason Jackson, from Jefferson Parish, with armed robbery and three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer after he led police on a chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph.

Police say 24-year-old Ronya Boyd, also from Jefferson Parish, faces a charge of armed robbery.

Police stopped a car Thursday following a robbery at Union Bank.

Police say Boyd got out of the car, but Jackson slid into the driver's seat and sped away.

Jackson was arrested after spikes were used to stop the car on Interstate 49 south of Alexandria.

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