DAWSONVILLE — A man lured to Dawsonville by a woman he met on the Internet was reportedly ambushed when he arrived at her home.
Dawson County Sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Tony Wooten said the man, whose name was not released, was not injured in the alleged set-up.
Jennifer Nicole Boyett, 29, Donald Ray Johnsey, 42, and Jimmy Wayne Morris, 26, all of Dawsonville, are each charged with armed robbery.
“At the residence, [Boyett] leads him to the bedroom and tells him she’ll be right back. When she exits the bedroom, two men that were there, who we believe had the intent to rob him, came in with a knife and hammer,” Wooten said.
According to Wooten, the men took “$140 in cash from the victim.”
They also took his car keys, as well as video games, DVDs, three lawn chairs and business checks from the vehicle.
Morris then made the victim drive him to an ATM “inside Dawson County for the purpose of withdrawing money,” according to the arrest report.
It was then that the victim was able to escape by faking a medical emergency.
“Mr. Morris then exited the vehicle from the passenger side and went to the rear of the vehicle to go through the car again. At that point, the victim drove off,” Wooten said.
The trio was arrested later that evening, following a stakeout by investigators and a subsequent traffic stop.
“The victim, obviously embarrassed based on the situation of meeting up with somebody online, went to the sheriff’s office because he felt like this potentially could happen again, that someone could get seriously injured or even killed,” Wooten said.
In addition to armed robbery, Morris is also charged with kidnapping, theft by taking and simple assault, while Johnsey was booked on felony theft by receiving stolen property and simple assault.
Boyett was also charged with possession of methamphetamine.
The arrests came just days after a Dawsonville woman reported her purse had been stolen when she agreed to a date with a man she also met online.
The woman was not injured in the robbery that occurred in the Gold Creek subdivision.
Wooten said the cases are unrelated.
“We have not made an arrest in the second case. It’s still under investigation,” he said.