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Deputies: Two arrested after armed robbery in Cornelius

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Mugshots: Johnathan Zurita-Veladiz & Luis Rios Mugshots: Johnathan Zurita-Veladiz & Luis Rios

Two men were taken into custody after an armed robbery in Cornelius early Saturday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the report just after 4:15 a.m. on Southwest 7th Avenue.

The two suspects demanded money, assaulted the victim, and fled the scene, according to deputies.

Deputies quickly found one suspect, identified as Johnathan Zurita-Veladiz, 20, of Cornelius.

After investigation, deputies learned that a gun was involved in the robbery and continued their search for the second suspect.

The second suspect, Luis Rios, 19, of Portland was later found inside a home on North Davis Street. After negotiating with Rios for several hours, he surrendered to deputies.

Rios was charged with a robbery, assault, and a parole violation.

Zurita-Veladiz was charged with robbery I and assault III.

"The community worked together with the police to take the suspects into custody," the victim’s mother said in a statement.

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