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Third and final Tacoma home-invasion suspect appears in court

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on April 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
April 30, 2012 5:11 pm

A third man charged in the home-invasion robbery of a 67-year-old Tacoma woman pleaded not guilty today in Pierce County Superior Court.

Monaroes Sar, 26, is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and unlawful imprisonment. Commissioner Meagan Foley ordered Sar jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.

Prosecutors contend Sar and Jesse Eugene Grimes, 20, entered the home of Gabrele Senn the night of April 17 and held her at gunpoint. They first demanded her bank account information and PIN but were unable to access her money, court records show. They then ransacked her house and tried to make off with a number of items, including a large-screen television, the records state.

Senn managed to summon police with a hang-up 911 call, and they arrested Grimes near her house. Sar fled but was arrested last week in Oregon.

Also charged in the case is Bobby Ray McKinney, 26, who is the son of one of Senn’s good friends. Prosecutors allege he set up the robbery.

McKinney and Grimes also have pleaded not guilty to robbery, burglary and unlawful imprisonment.

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