Grass Valley T-Mobile robber will get evaluation |

Grass Valley T-Mobile robber will get evaluation

Damiya Jones

A Nevada County judge has ordered an 18-year-old woman receive an evaluation before she’s sentenced for robbing a Grass Valley T-Mobile store.

It’s the second time Superior Court Judge Candace Heidelberger has sent someone linked to the robbery to a state facility for a diagnosis and treatment evaluation.

Darren Henderson, also 18, pleaded no contest to robbery and evading police in connection with the Oct. 4 robbery. Heidelberger in January ordered an evaluation for him, citing his age and issues with jailing young offenders. His sentencing is scheduled for Friday.

The judge ordered the same evaluation for Jones — who pleaded no contest to second-degree robbery and evading police — when she appeared Monday in Nevada County Superior Court. Jones is now scheduled for sentencing July 8.

“This is not a standard, easy-to-decide-what-to-do type of case,” Heidelberger said.

The judge called Jones a young woman who was one of three people accused of the robbery. Henderson is the second. A juvenile is the third.

Deputy District Attornewy Ed Grubaugh said Jones faces a robbery accusation in another county.

Authorities have said three people wore masks when they entered the Nevada City Highway T-Mobile store. They held an employee at gunpoint, took around 15 to 20 electronic devices and fled. Their vehicle lost control on Highway 49, hit an embankment and overturned. Officers then arrested the suspected robbers.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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