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A local judge has doubled a Pollocksville woman's bond after she did not show up for court on robbery charges after an alleged Christmas Eve crime.

Kinston police said 27-year-old Joshua Love and his 8-month-pregnant girlfriend, Amanda Baggie worked together to rob the Kinston Waffle House on Christmas Eve.

After grabbing cash investigators said the two took off, but their get away car was stopped by Jones County deputies. Both Love and Baggie were taken into custody.

Love was charged for the crime and police chase and booked into the county jail. Baggie was also facing charges, but taken to Vidant Medical Center.

On Thursday, officials said Baggie was in good condition at the hospital. However, the woman had a Friday court date in Lenoir County.

On Friday morning, Baggie was not present at her first appearance on the robbery charges.

A Lenoir County judge issued an order for her arrest and doubled her bond, noting he did not know where she was. The judge added he would reconsider the decision if Baggie was still hospitalized.

Friday afternoon, Vidant Medical Center said Baggie was still hospitalized in good condition.


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A Pollocksville man and a woman in her third trimester were linked to a holiday robbery in Kinston.

Kinston Public Safety Commander Tim Dilday tells WITN officers were called to the Waffle House on East New Bern Road a little after 1 p.m. Christmas Eve for the report of a robbery.

Dilday said 27-year-old Joshua Adam Love had conspired with his 8-month-pregnant girlfriend, Amanda Baggie, 25, to rob the restaurant.

Officers said one or both of the Pollocksville residents walked into the restaurant, and handed over a note that instructed an employee to hand over cash.

Once the robbers got the cash, they took off along NC 58 towards Jones County, according to police.

When an officer tried pulling Love over, the accused robber sped off.

Jones County Sheriff Danny Heath said his deputies caught up to Love and Baggie, throwing out stop sticks to disable the car.

Once the car stopped, the accused robbers tried taking off on foot but were arrested by Jones County deputies after a quick foot chase, according to Heath.

Commander Dilday said Love was booked in jail for common law robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and is also facing charges connected to the police chase in Jones County. His bond was set at $131,000.

Baggie is also facing charges of common law robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, however she has not been arrested. Vidant Medical Center says the woman is in good condition at the Greenville hospital.

The cash from the robbery was recovered, according to Kinston police.

Both Baggie and Love have criminal pasts. Records show Baggie received probation for convictions of fraud and larceny earlier this year, while Love has served prison time for multiple convictions of breaking and entering.


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