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Rhode Island State Police say this is the .40-caliber gun seized from Ashley Weaver.

ATTLEBORO — The alleged animal-masked robber faces more legal woes in Rhode Island.

Ashley M. Weaver, 28, of Providence, was arraigned Thursday in Providence District Court on charges related to a May 19 robbery at a Gulf station in Providence, according to court records.

She was ordered held without bail pending a hearing June 27.

The robbery occurred the night before Weaver allegedly shot and wounded an attendant during a robbery attempt at the Mobil gas station on Newport Avenue in South Attleboro. Weaver was wearing a monkey mask in both incidents, according to police.

Mansfield police have also filed four charges against her, including armed robbery while masked. Weaver allegedly held up the Cumberland Farms off Chauncy Street (Route 106) on May 24 while wearing a rabbit mask and showed a handgun to the clerk.

She was arrested last Thursday by multiple law enforcement agencies, including Attleboro and Mansfield detectives, in Providence.

She was arraigned last week on charges of being a fugitive based on the Mobil shooting and attempted robbery.

She was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, assault and battery, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct related to her arrest in Providence following a car stop.

Weaver has waived rendition proceedings but her return to Massachusetts to face charges in Attleboro District Court has not been scheduled.

A status hearing on the issue in Providence District Court was canceled because of the new charges. Providence police have charged her with first-degree robbery and felony assault with a device similar in appearance to a firearm, according to court records.

Following her arrest, police say they seized evidence from her car and residence linking her to all three crimes.

The evidence includes a .40-caliber handgun consistent with the firearm used in the three robberies and several masks including the rabbit mask believed to be used in the Mansfield robbery, officials said.

Police say Weaver has a lengthy, violent record of assaults and robberies and has pending warrants in three Boston courts for an assault case and two robberies.

David Linton may be reached at 508-236-0338.

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