King County prosecutors have filed the first wave of charges against a man and four young women suspected of using a stun gun to rob several women—including an 80-year-old woman, and a woman recovering from surgery—in North Seattle last month.
Prosecutors have charged Georgetta Jones, 17, with two counts of robbery and one count of possession of a stolen vehicle. While we don’t typically name juvenile suspects, Jones is being charged as an adult.
Court documents say police received an anonymous tip on May 26th from a caller who named Jones, two other women, and a 22-year-old man as suspects in the robberies. The caller also told police the group was staying at the 22-year-old man’s apartment at 137th and Greenwood.
On May 28th, detectives went to the 22-year-old man’s apartment and spoke with him about the robberies. The man gave police the names of the three female suspects. Strangely enough, court records indicate the 22-year-old man was charged with kidnapping one of the female suspects during an incident last year.
Some time after speaking with the 22-year-old man, detectives arrested Jones at the man’s apartment and took her into custody.
During an interview with detectives, court records say Jones told police she drove a vehicle stolen from an LA Fitness on 132nd and Aurora during two of the robberies, and admitted to using stolen credit cards at several stores around Seattle.
Prosecutors say they have not yet charged anyone else in the case. The 22-year-old man, who was also arrested by police, is expected to be released from jail later today.