One gun assault suspect to enter plea |

One gun assault suspect to enter plea

Jennifer Jaramillo, one of the suspects in a reported assault with a gun, will be in court today to enter a plea.

Her husband, Richard Jaramillo, remains in custody in Placer County jail on unrelated charges.

The local charges against the Jaramillos stem from an Aug. 10 incident, said Grass Valley Police Sgt. Joe Matteoni.

Grass Valley Police officers had responded to a report of an assault and armed robbery in the 100 block of Dorsey Drive, Matteoni said.

The female victim told officers that the suspects put a gun in her mouth and then threatened her with a baseball bat, reportedly in an effort to locate her boyfriend, who no longer lived at the residence.

A brief altercation ensued and Jennifer Jaramillo then allegedly stole the victim’s cell phone before the couple fled the scene, Matteoni said.

Felony complaints were filed by the District Attorney’s Office against both Richard and Jennifer Jaramillo.

Jennifer Jaramillo has been charged with first-degree residential burglary, second-degree robbery and interference with a wireless communication device. She failed to appear for a Sept. 20 court date, most likely because she was incarcerated in Auburn.

She was picked up from the Placer County Jail on Nov. 8 and is set to enter a plea at 1 p.m. today. She is being held on $150,000 bail.

Richard Jaramillo was charged with first-degree residential burglary and assault with a firearm.

He remains in custody in Placer County on charges of burglary, possession of a controlled substance, possession of stolen property, being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a short-barreled shotgun.

He is set to appear on the burglary and drug charges on Friday and is being held on $250,000 bail.

Jennifer and Richard Jaramillo had received extensive positive press in Placer County for their work founding Re-Entry Inc., a popular program for probationers and parolees.

The extensive network of rehab facilities reportedly ran into financial problems in 2011, its representatives telling the Auburn Journal it had to shut 25 of its facilities in Placer, Yuba, Sutter and Sacramento counties while struggling to hold on to the remaining eight homes used to house those on probation or parole trying to make a new start.

Richard Jaramillo has been open about his prison record, which included seven stints in prison.

He reportedly served as a member of the Presley group, which works to solve California’s recidivism rate by providing housing, treatment and education.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email or call 530-477-4229.

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