According to Reynolds’ spokesperson, Kim Isaza, two masked men kicked in the door to the woman’s room, held her at gunpoint and demanded her purse before fleeing the Marietta Motel on South Cobb Parkway in Marietta in the early hours of Feb. 1, 2012.
The woman had cashed a tax refund check the day before and had about $2,900 in cash in her purse, Isaza said.
After pleading guilty to armed robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and firearms possession charges, Markel Owens, 30, of Mississippi was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years, with 25 years to serve in custody, and Anthony Markee Weaver 26, of Powder Springs, was sentenced to 15 years, with 10 years in custody, Isaza said.
Isaza said Owens plotted the robbery with Weaver. She said Owens was dating the woman at the time of the robbery, and had been with her when she cashed the refund check. She said two other accomplices remain unidentified.