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Trio charged with assaulting, robbing woman

By Nathan Hardin
nhardin@salisburypost.com
ROCKWELL — A Salisbury woman told deputies Friday that her ex-boyfriend, his sister and another woman held her down and assaulted her inside a St. Peters Church Road home.
According to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, the 21-year-old was invited by ex-boyfriend Keith Rattz to stay at his 1610 St. Peters Church Road home Friday evening.
When the woman showed up, an arrest report said, Rattz’s current girlfriend, 19-year-old Ashley Sanders, answered the door.
Deputies said Sanders, Rattz and his sister, 17-year-old Ashley Rattz, threw the woman to the ground and began kicking and punching her.
Officers found the woman shortly after in a church parking lot.
The 21-year-old had visible cuts, bruises and scratches along her face, head and neck, the report said.
She told authorities that her ex-boyfriend pinned her to the floor while the two teenagers assaulted her.
She said she was able to escape, but about $35 was taken by the alleged attackers.
After speaking with officers, she was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast for medical attention.
Deputies said the woman’s hearing aid was also damaged during the attack.
Officers arrested Keith Rattz, 19; Ashley Sanders, 19; and Ashley Rattz, 17, later that evening.
They were each charged with common law robbery, simple assault and injury to personal property.
Keith Rattz was placed under a $2,500 bond. Sanders was given a $3,000 bond, after officers found that she had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court. They were both in jail Tuesday morning.
Ashley Rattz was released after posting bond.

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