Guilty plea in robbery, rape in Port Arthur

Domminiqe Wendall Adams

A young man charged in an infamous kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault last year has pleaded guilty in a Criminal District Court. 

Domminique Wendall Adams, 19, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury July 25, 2013, for aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault and two counts of aggravated robbery — all first degree felonies — after police say he forced his way into a Port Arthur couple’s home with the help of two other masked accomplices in July 2013. 

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Examiner, once in the home, Adams and two other masked gunmen demanded money. Adams pleaded guilty to taking the female upstairs and raping her at gunpoint, according to the affidavit. 

After sexually assaulting the woman, the affidavit said Adams took the victim’s debit card and loaded the victim into her own car and drove to the local Raceway ATM after unmasking himself. 

The other two masked men held the woman’s boyfriend at gunpoint inside the home and waited for the female victim and Adams to return with money. 

“Once arriving at the ATM, it was out of order so they went inside of the store so Fields could use the restroom,” the affidavit said. “She informed the clerk that Adams had a gun and said he would kill her. Adams attempted to pull Fields out of the store as she pulled away and screamed for help. The clerk notified the police and Adams fled in her vehicle.” 

Adams was later located by police and found to be in possession of the female victim’s keys and debit card. A press release by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office said Adams led police to the victim’s vehicle where they found the ski mask Adams used still inside. 

According to the press release, Adams pleaded guilty to all charges Monday, April 21, in Judge John Steven’s Criminal District Court. 

He is set to appear May 19 in Steven’s court for his formal sentencing where he faces a punishment up to 99 years or life in prison.