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3 arrested for Forsyth County armed robbery
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Authorities say that individuals from Forsyth and Hall County were arrested on Saturday afternoon and charged for a residential armed robbery that took place on Friday night.

Jose Luis Feuntes-Contreras, 32 and Patricia Garcia, 47, of Forsyth County and Jose Luis Ochoa, 40, of Hall County, were taken into custody by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at noon on Saturday, Dec. 7, after sheriff’s office investigators performed a search at a residence on Quail Trail in north Forsyth.

According to sheriff’s office spokesman Cpl. Doug Rainwater, the three suspects are accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint and beating the woman so severely during the robbery that she had to be taken to a local hospital.

Authorities believe the suspects and their alleged victim lived together in the home where the robbery took place, but they are unsure what the relationship between the parties is or what spurred the incident.

A large amount of unidentified narcotics was recovered during the sheriff’s office’s investigation of the residence, authorities said.

Feuntes-Contreras, Garcia and Ochoa have each been charged with aggravated assault and battery, armed robbery and false imprisonment. As of Monday evening, all three were held in the Forsyth County Jail under no bond.

Rainwater said that detectives are also searching for a fourth possible suspect in the robbery. 

This incident is under investigation by the sheriff’s office’s major crimes unit.