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Robbery suspects face more charges

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An armed robbery suspect and his female accomplice who were apprehended by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) in July 2017 are being charged with 9 additional armed robberies they allegedly committed in Marion County. Since their arrests, Rodney Snow, 33 and co-defendant Cristina Gaud, 30, have given confessions to multiple armed robberies beginning in January 2017 in order to sustain their cocaine addiction, sheriff’s officials said.

Additionally, Gaud allegedly provided detectives with a list of 18 robberies she and

Snow were responsible for, 9 of those robberies being in MCSO’s jurisdiction. The Ocala, Williston, Chiefland and Belleview Police Departments are currently pursuing charges on the duo for armed robberies committed in their jurisdictions as well.

On Friday, July 28, MCSO detectives responded to an armed robbery at a convenience store located at the intersection of SW Highway 200 and SW 80th Street. As detectives arrived, they observed a masked gunman leave the store. The gunman, later identified as Snow, jumped into the passenger side of a waiting vehicle being driven by Gaud. The vehicle fled from deputies a short distance before crashing near the 7900 block of SW 80th Street.

Snow fled on foot toward a wooded area inside of the Indigo East neighborhood. As detectives surrounded Snow in the wooded area, he shot himself. Detectives rendered first aid to Snow until paramedics could transport him to a local hospital, where he was in stable condition and in custody. Gaud was booked into the Marion County Jail, where she remains on no bond.

No injuries were reported during any of these armed robberies. When Snow and Gaud were arrested, a 10-year old child was found in the back seat of their vehicle. It’s not clear as to whether or not the child was present for any of the other robberies.

The Sheriff’s office provided a list of other robberies allegedly committed by the duo.

1/18/17: 4043 NW Blitchton Rd (Food Mart)

2/1/17: 11960 S. Hwy 301 (BP Food Mart)

4/18/17 11960 S Hwy 301 (BP Food Mart)

5/10/17 10143 SE Sunset Harbor Rd (Kangaroo)

5/12/17 11960 S Highway 301 (BP Food Mart)

5/17/17 6701 SW Hwy 200 (Quick King)

5/24/17 3380 SE Lake Weir Avenue (Diamond Oil)

7/14/17 7141 East Highway 25 (Top Discount Beverage)

7/25/17 10555 W Highway 318 (Country Store).