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Fayetteville Couple Charged in Auto Theft

Posted February 19, 2008

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— A Cumberland County man and his girlfriend face charges in connection a car theft last week.

Albert Paul Gonzalez, 39, of 108 Carolina Inn, and Annburnice Faye Rice, 26, of 936 Raincloud Drive, Fayetteville are both charged with common law robbery in connection with last Wednesday's incident.

Investigators said Gonzalez asked the vehicle's owner to give him and Rice a ride and that when the owner refused, he allegedly struck her several times and forced her away from her vehicle, the sheriff's office said.

Gonzalez and Rice then got into the 1998 Ford Explorer, according to authorities, and as they drove away, the victim grabbed Gonzalez around his neck and shoulder to try to stop him from taking her SUV.

Gonzalez put the vehicle in gear, dragging the victim approximately 10 feet down U.S. Higyway 301, authorities said. The victim suffered minor injuries.

Robeson County law enforcement arrested Gonzalez and Rice two days later. They were being held in the Robeson County Jail until they are returned to Cumberland County to face charges.

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  • justjean Feb 19, 2008

    Glad to hear the woman is o.k. as for the other two...LOSERS!

  • cuteboyd Feb 19, 2008

    She should have beat him up with a 2 x 4.

  • OD Norwood Feb 19, 2008

    Interesting, only one comment thus far.

  • skinnycow Feb 19, 2008

    "Gonzalez and Rice then got into the 1998 Ford Explorer, according to authorities, and as they drove away, the victim grabbed Gonzalez around his neck and shoulder to try to stop him from taking her SUV."

    "Gonzalez put the vehicle in gear, dragging the victim approximately 10 feet down U.S. Higyway 301, authorities said. The victim suffered minor injuries."

    This woman is lucky..it could have been worse. I know people now want to fight over tangible items when they are being robbed or car jacked but a car is not worth a life. She could have been seriously hurt. I am glad they caught these people now I hope they are kept off of our streets for a very long time. Praying for a speedy recovery for the victim.