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Savannah couple wanted on robbery charges caught in Va.

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Joseph Catjio Carter (Source: SCMPD) Joseph Catjio Carter (Source: SCMPD)
Amelia Caresse Brierton (Source: SCMPD) Amelia Caresse Brierton (Source: SCMPD)
Eric James Burton (Source: SCMPD) Eric James Burton (Source: SCMPD)

A Savannah couple has been arrested by US Marshals in Charlottesville, Va. on charges from two robberies in which the victims were beaten.

Joseph Catjio Carter, 26, and Amelia Caresse Brierton, 27, are awaiting extradition back to Savannah to face charges.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan police had taken warrants against Carter, Brierton and a third man in custody, Eric James Burton, 22, for the robbery and beating of a man in a southside motel on Sept. 15.

The victim told authorities that he was beaten and robbed in his hotel room. He was then transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Warrants were taken against Carter for robbery by force, battery, aggravated battery and armed robbery. Authorities charged Brierton with being a party to the crime of robbery by force.

Burton was arrested in Savannah. His charges were upgraded to armed robbery and sent to Chatham Co. Superior Court in a preliminary hearing on Oct. 13.

Authorities are also charging Carter in an Oct. 1 incident on Ferguson Ave. at Shipyard Rd. in which a 20-year-old man reported being forced into a car by a gunman who beat him and robbed him of $100.

Carter and Brierton have records with SCMPD that date back as far as 2006.

Carter was just released from the Valdosta State Prison on June 19 after he served most of his two-year sentence for terroristic threats and acts and simple battery.

Brierton was also just released on probation from Arrendale State Prison on July 27 after she served 17 months for shoplifting, interference with government property, conspiracy and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

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