Woman Attacked, Robbed Of Pain Meds Outside Pharmacy

Police say a woman was attacked in a parking lot of a local pharmacy, the robbers wanting her pain medication.

New Bern police have charged Justin Avery of Vanceboro and Marissa Gonzalez-Yula of New Bern with common law robbery and conspiracy to sell and deliver a controlled substance.

It happened Sunday night around 9:00 p.m. at the Walgreens on Neuse Boulevard. Patricia Young of Newport told police she saw the couple across the street at the hospital's Express Care when she was being treated.

Police say the 47-year-old woman was pushed to the ground and beaten. The two suspects were located by police a short time later and arrested.


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  • by ricky gonzalez Location: new bern on Jul 28, 2009 at 03:55 PM
    marrisa is my older sister i think she was still going crazy about the death in our family or something or she was high but my sister has been messed up for a good while. I dont know but justin is messed up real bad i dont know but i just pray that my sister is ok and just tell her i love her n im sorry.
  • by anon Location: wallace on Jul 21, 2009 at 05:45 AM
    hey evan justins bro., sounds like they need a taste of thier own medicine! ya kno whata i mean? i would give them re-hab alright, it just wouldn't be in a drug clinic.by the way, if you want everybody to keep thier mouth shut,talk to the news media first.and from what the news said, the victim in this case had a jaw injury so bad she couldn't eat solid food or barely talk.no we ain't gonna shut up! people need to know and take a stand against the low life losers and bleeding hearts trying to RE-HAB some punks. it don't work unless the punk druggie wants to quit. jail is no deterrent for low lifes anymore.a good brother would whoop his tail and give him some good ole fashion re-hab. now that would work.also witn, i agree with chris. is there somebody working in that clinic or pharmacy that knew what kind of meds she was getting or was this just by chance they scored painkillers off of a random customer. please investigate more if you can. thanks. now evan, you have a blessed day!!!
  • by Tony Location: GVegas on Jul 20, 2009 at 10:00 PM
    Hey Evan if people were gonna keep their comments to themselves a comment board like this would not exist.If you were related to the other party in this you would be praising everybody's comments
  • by Haha Location: New Bern on Jul 20, 2009 at 09:27 PM
    Haha is all i have to say. i feel bad for that woman,thats so low. but its about time that these two got what they derserve. and rehab isnt going to do justin any good, he's already beed there. then comes out and robbs people that actually need their meds.
  • by Ryan Grover Location: New Bern on Jul 20, 2009 at 08:39 PM
    I know both of them personally i just hope they learn from thier actions i just cant believe that they beat her but i dont know i hope that shes ok
  • by evan avery justins brother Location: vanceboro on Jul 20, 2009 at 03:20 PM
    i think everybody should keep there comments to there self what happend was wrong,yes i agree but it is a life lesson that my brother will learn from.i promise he will be admitted to rehab as soon as he gets home, so everybody should just keep there mouths shut thank you have a blessed day
  • by unk on Jul 20, 2009 at 02:51 PM
    What about assault with the intent to commit bodily harm added to the charges?
  • by Read the story Location: NC on Jul 20, 2009 at 01:34 PM
    To Chris...looks like they "assumed" she had pain medication since the woman said she saw them at the express care when she was being treated. I don't think you pick up your prescription for birth control pills at express care.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jul 20, 2009 at 10:58 AM
    There is a little more to this case than meets the eye. How did they know what kind of medicine the woman had? She could have been carrying birth control pills for all they knew! Either way, this has nothing to do with Obama, Bush, George Washington or Abraham Lincoln! People were robbing and stealing back then and they are still robbing and stealing now!
  • by Obama's Rep Location: USA on Jul 20, 2009 at 09:12 AM
    Take a good look...This is the "free" healthcare that has been promised! Sounds good doesn't it?!
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