Woman sentenced to 14 years for robbing boyfriend in Gwinnett motel

Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

An Atlanta woman will spend more than a decade in prison after prosecutors said she and her sister held her boyfriend at gunpoint in a Norcross motel and robbed him.

Jamya Ann Stokes, 20, was sentenced to 25 years, with the first 14 to be served behind bars, the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Stokes and her boyfriend were in a room at the Microtel Inn on North Norcross Tucker Road on Nov. 16, 2018, according to Gwinnett Assistant District Attorney Michael Parrish. At some point, Stokes got out of bed and let a woman into the room. The woman, who was later identified as Stokes’ sister, pointed a silver handgun at the man’s head, Parrish said.

The boyfriend told prosecutors that Armauni Stokes hit him repeatedly with the gun and blocked the door when he tried to leave. Meanwhile, Jamya Stokes took his clothes and money, Parrish said. The man had about $6,000 in cash on him.

Credit: Georgia Department of Corrections

Credit: Georgia Department of Corrections

The boyfriend was able to escape and run to the hotel lobby. He later identified the sisters as his attackers, Parrish said.

Surveillance footage from the motel showed Armauni Stokes entering the room and the boyfriend running from it with both sisters in pursuit of him.

Jamya Stokes was sentenced on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Armauni Stokes has been in a state prison since October, according to Georgia Department of Corrections records. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison on armed robbery charges originating out of Gwinnett.

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