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Monroe woman allegedly lures man to trap

Suspect faced similar charges in Walton County

CONYERS — A Monroe woman who allegedly lured a man she had recently met into a trap in Conyers where he was robbed and beaten last summer has been transferred from Walton County to the Rockdale County Jail.

Charsity Latress Almond, 24, of 12 Rose Ison Terrace in Monroe, reportedly met a Decatur man at a bar in DeKalb County in the beginning of July. A few days later, the two arranged to meet at a Waffle House in Rockdale County, according to the incident report filed by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

After meeting at the restaurant, the two drove in separate vehicles to the Chelsea Downs subdivision off Ga. Highway 138 where they parked at the end of a cul-de-sac.

Almond then got out of her SUV and went up to a residence that appeared to the victim to be abandoned and spoke with two men, the report states.

“(The victim) stated that the subjects ran up to him and held him at gunpoint and threw him to the ground,” the RCSO deputy reported. “He then stated that both of the subjects began beating him and hit him in the head with the guns.”

The suspects reportedly stole cash from the victim’s wallet and took his cell phone. They then made him get in the backseat of Almond’s GMC Yukon and drove him to a convenience store on Ga. Highway 138.

The suspects apparently became nervous about surveillance cameras at the convenience store and drove back to the subdivision.

“(The victim) stated that on the way back to the subdivision, they threatened to kill him,” the report states. “(He) then stated that they stopped at the edge of the road and threw him out of the Yukon and that one of the guys told him that he just needed money and that he doesn’t kill people.”

The men threw the victim’s keys at him and told him to run, according to the incident report.

The victim found his car and drove to a location to call 911.

The victim was able to identify Almond and provide a description of the two men who were allegedly involved in the crime. A few days later, investigators discovered that Almond had an active warrant in Walton County for a similar crime that occurred in June in Monroe, according to the Sheriff’s Office. She was been in the Walton County Jail since July 23 on those charges. She was transferred to Rockdale County and charged on Jan. 9 with armed robbery.