Police have charged a woman in her third term of pregnancy for allegedly working with her boyfriend to rob a Kinston Waffle House.
According to the Kinston Department of Public Safety, 25-year-old Amanda Baggie and 27-year-old Joshua Love, both of Pollocksville, robbed the Waffle House at 601 E. New Bern Rd. at about 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Baggie, who is carrying Love's child, is expected to give birth in two to three weeks, said her grandmother.
Police said both suspects entered the Waffle House, where Baggie then gave an employee a bag with a note that said, "Give me the money." Investigators did not say how much cash was taken, but did say they were able to recover the money. No one was injured during the robbery, police said.
Baggie and Love drove away from the scene, and when deputies in Jones County tried to pull them over, they sped off, said investigators. But the chase ended soon after deputies deployed spike strips and stopped the suspects' vehicle.
Baggie and Love were taken back to the Waffle House to be identified. Both have been charged with common law robbery and conspiring to commit a robbery, said police.
In addition, Love has been charged in Jones County with fleeing and eluding police, and reckless driving. He was being held in the Lenoir County Jail under a $131,000 bond.
Meanwhile, Baggie was still at Vidant Medical Center for observation as of Friday morning. She was waiting for a spot to open up at the Walter B. Jones Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Greenville, according to her grandfather.
Baggie missed her court appearance Friday because she was staying at the hospital, a court clerk said. Both Baggie and Love are scheduled to face a judge again on Jan. 13.
The suspects have been dating for two-and-a-half years, Baggie's grandmother told NewsChannel 12. State records show they both have criminal histories.
Baggie was convicted in March of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and was sentenced to probation, according to records. She was also convicted in May of larceny and received another probation sentence.
Love was convicted in November 2011 of breaking and entering a house of worship, and served almost two years in prison, records show.