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Accused robbers appear in court

Parks and Mallory in the court room (Source: WALB) Parks and Mallory in the court room (Source: WALB)
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Two suspected violent armed robbers now face several charges after Thursday's standoff in central Albany.

Javarious Mallory and Anthony Parks made their first appearances in front of a judge Friday morning.

They're being charged with two counts of armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, false imprisonment, aggravated assault and probation violation.

Both are being held without bond.

Warrant deputies with the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office spoke with WALB about the dangerous job of going into the apartment, when they confirmed the two violent suspects were inside.

It turned into a more than two hour standoff before both were captured. 

Mallory and Parks are accused of eight armed robberies, two where the clerks were shot.  

So law enforcement was very intent on getting the two suspects off the streets, without anyone else getting hurt.

While Mallory and Parks were facing a judge at the jail Friday morning, the Dougherty County Sheriff's warrant team that arrested them were back on the job.

They said that they tracked the two down through investigating their known associates, and then went to go into the apartment where they were believed to be hiding out.

"Since these two subjects had such violent tendencies, that's the reason we had all the shift go over," explained Dougherty County Sheriff's Office Captain Ken Faust.

The deputies knocked and were let in, and soon found Mallory hiding inside a dryer.

"They took Mr. Mallory into custody at the dryer," said Faust. "And after asking some questions they finally told them that Mr. Parks had gone up into the attic."

The deputies tried to talk Parks out of the attic, but he would not respond.  

Then deputies got Parks' mother to call him on his phone, and he answered. But she could not get him to come out, so SWAT was called in.

"The SWAT commander made the decision to deploy O.C. spray in a canister form. Shoot it up into the attic," said Faust. "And just kind of let him decide to come down. And that's what he eventually did."

District Attorney Greg Edwards said that if convicted the two could face life in prison.

 "There is a pretty significant potential sentence that is in this particular circumstance," said Edwards. "And yes the state is going to be asking for that.  Because again we cannot tolerate this type of conduct."

Parks' brother and girlfriend were arrested and charged with harboring the two wanted men, they also made their first appearances before a judge on Friday.

The deputies termed their operation a success.

"Anytime we can take a bad guy off the street and everybody goes home safe," explained Faust. "No one was injured. That's a good day. That's a good day."

WALB spoke with convenience store owners and clerks on Friday, and they all said they are relieved deputies captured the two suspects.  

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