AUGUSTA, Ga. -- After about an hour-long standoff, the suspect in an armed robbery and attempted rape was taken into custody.
Yearby Foston claimed he was going to shoot himself on the Fifth Street bridge on Friday afternoon.
Friday, Aug. 3, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Richmond County investigators are looking for a man they want to charge with armed robbery and attempted rape.
Deputies were called out to Guide One Insurance on Peach Orchard Road Thursday just before 5 p.m.
When deputies arrived on scene, they found a female employee with injuries on her face and head.
Deputies say Yearby Foston hit her in the face with a pistol and then held her at gunpoint. He then told her to undress. She refused and he hit her several more times.
They say Foston stole a laptop and left the scene in a Burgundy Ford Explorer.
Deputies say he could be armed and dangerous. If you know anything about his whereabouts, call law enforcement.
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