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Columbia woman arrested in mall carousel assault, robbery

Columbia woman arrested in mall carousel assault, robbery

A 22-year-old Columbia resident was arrested Friday in a Saturday robbery and assault at a Columbia Mall carousel, police said.

Ahleyah Rockwell, of Skyrock Court, was charged with robbery, theft and multiple counts of assault. Detectives identified her after police posted a witness video of the incident on social media.

At about 4 p.m. Aug. 5, a female Island Carousel employee confronted Rockwell after seeing Rockwell reach into the register and steal cash. Rockwell shoved her before a second employee intervened, police said.

Rockwell then grabbed the second employee, a 69-year-old female, by the hair, pulled her to the ground and bit her hand, Howard County police...

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