Pierce County prosecutors today charged 20-year-old Jesse Eugene Grimes with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and unlawful imprisonment for allegedly breaking into a Tacoma woman’s home and robbing her at gunpoint.
Not guilty pleas were entered on Grimes’ behalf this afternoon during his arraignment in Superior Court. Court Commissioner Meagan Foley ordered Grimes jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Prosecutors contend Grimes and another man broke into Gabriele Senn’s home on South Gunnison Street on Tuesday night, pointed a gun at her and demanded her bank account information. They later attempted to make off with some of the 67-year-old woman’s property, including a big-screen TV, but were caught by police after she slyly dialed 911 and hung up, prompting officers to respond to her house.
Authorities are looking for four other suspects thought involved in the crime, court records show, including the man who allegedly entered Senn’s home with Grimes and others who either provided transportation or helped conceive the robbery.