Three arrested in Stafford County motel robbery
Stafford County detectives quickly identified and arrested suspects in an early Wednesday morning robbery at a Warrenton Road motel.
At 12:17 a.m. deputies responded to the Red Roof Inn at 386 Warrenton Road for a robbery. The victim reported he was in a motel room in the company of 36-year old Jessica Smalley of Stafford when the room door suddenly burst open. Two subjects wearing partial face coverings entered the room and one brandished a long knife.
The suspects took the victim’s wallet and phone as well as property belonging to Smalley. Additionally, the suspects stole a vehicle from another guest and fled the area in the stolen car.
Stafford detectives tracked the stolen vehicle to Spotsylvania. With the assistance of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, the detectives were able to take 30-year old Terrence Kay and 23-year old George Yates III both of Stafford, into custody. The stolen car and some of the stolen property was recovered and returned to the victims.
Detectives determined that Smalley conspired with Kay and Yates to orchestrate the robbery. Smalley, Kay and Yates were each charged with robbery and conspiracy and confined at the Rappahannock Regional Jail. Smalley and Kay received no bond, while Yates is being held on a $15,000 bond. Stafford authorities say this is an ongoing investigation.