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Louisville man who used bolt cutters to chop off victim's finger during armed robbery appears in court

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Donnie Ashby (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Donnie Ashby (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Anna Patterson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Anna Patterson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man who was arrested one day after police say he used bolt cutters to slice off a victim's finger during an armed robbery in Louisville pleaded not guilty in court Saturday.

According to an arrest report, it happened at 1 a.m. on Thursday, at a home in the 3000 block of Winter Way, near the intersection of Blevins Gap Road and E. Orell Road.

Police say 36-year-old Donnie Ashby and 29-year-old Anna Patterson robbed the victims at the home.

During the robbery, Ashby allegedly held the victims at gunpoint, and used bolt cutters to cut off one of their fingers. He and Patterson also tied them up with chords and pistol-whipped them, according to police. 

Police say Ashby and Patterson stole money and phones from the victims.

During the incident, police say one of the victims was able to escape on foot and call police. That's when Ashby and Patterson ran away, according to police. 

Both Ashby and Patterson were arrested Friday afternoon and charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. Ashby also faces one count of first-degree assault and one count of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Ashby's initial bond of $50,000 was raised to $150,000 because of the brutality of the crime.

Both suspects are currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.

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