3 charged in connection to alleged robbery, assault in Cocke Co.

3 charged in connection to alleged robbery, sex assault in Cocke County

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Jimmy Grooms (source: Cocke County Sheriff's Office) Jimmy Grooms (source: Cocke County Sheriff's Office)
Margo Gray (source: Cocke County Sheriff's Office) Margo Gray (source: Cocke County Sheriff's Office)
Jacqueline Holt (source: Cocke County Sheriff's Office) Jacqueline Holt (source: Cocke County Sheriff's Office)

NEWPORT (WATE) - A man and two women face charges in connection with an alleged robbery and sexual assault in Cocke County.

Jimmy Grooms, Margo Gray and Jacqueline Holt were arrested on January 12 in Newport.

All three face charges of aggravated burglary and assault.

Grooms also faces charges of sexual assault.

According to a Cocke County Sheriff's Office report, two women told officers they were ordered to take off their clothes, then Grooms allegedly searched their bodies for drugs.

One victim claimed Gray grabbed the woman's three-year-old child and threatened to cut the toddler's throat if they didn't cooperate.

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