A woman accused of robbing two women at a motel in Wheat Ridge last November and shooting a service dog has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to the First Judicial District Attorney's Office. Her codefendant's case is still pending.
While trying to get pills and money from two women in a motel room, Wheat Ridge police said 23-year-old Jasmine Nicole Martinez and 30-year-old Charles Adams barged into their room at the American Motel just before midnight early last November. The motel is near Interstate 70 and Kipling Street.
Adams had a gun out when he broke through the door, followed by Martinez who came in also brandishing a gun, the District Attorney said. Both women were assaulted and after one of the women was struck, her two dogs attacked Adams.
He shot the dog, the DA said, in the shoulder. He's facing an additional charge of animal cruelty for shooting the 10-year-old dog, Nalla.
After the scuffle, the pair fled the motel with a bunch of stuff they took from the room, police said. Adams and Martinez were taken into custody last December.
Martinez pleaded guilty on Oct. 1 to conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, according to the DA. The case against Adams is still pending. He's currently sitting in the Jefferson County Jail on a $250,000 bond.