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Armed robbery suspect in custody

9:44 AM, Feb 21, 2014   |    comments
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LOCUST GROVE, Ga. -- An armed robbery suspect has been arrested by U.S. Marshals.

Robert Levon Coates was arrested at around 6:30 a.m. Friday at a motel in Locust Grove, after going on the run Thursday evening.

U.S. Marshals spokesperson Gavin Duffy said Coates had barricaded himself in a motel room and refused to come out. Officers had to force their way into the room.

Locust Grove police and ATF agents assisted the Marshals in the arrest.

Coates was wanted for armed robbery and aggravated assault.

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