Trial set for rape, robbery of Port Arthur woman

Domminique Wendall Adams


After a crime spree that included forcible rape, a failed home invasion and kidnapping, police say a Port Arthur man is in the Jefferson County Jail on at least $500,000 worth of bonds.

Domminique Wendall Adams, 18, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury July 25 on charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault and two counts of aggravated robbery, all first-degree felonies.

Police say the crime spree began July 2 at a Port Arthur home on St. Augustine Avenue where, according to a probable cause affidavit, Adams and two other co-conspirators forced their way into the home and held the occupants — a young couple — at gunpoint while demanding money.

All three suspects wore ski masks.

According to the affidavit, after demanding cash, Adams forced the female hostage upstairs and sodomized her before taking her at gunpoint to the Raceway ATM at Memorial Boulevard in Port Arthur.

Adams’ other two accomplices held the woman’s husband at gunpoint in their home while Adams and the female victim went to get more money, the affidavit said.

According to the affidavit, Adams removed his ski mask during the drive in the female victim’s car, but when they arrived at the Raceway ATM, it was out of order and Adams forced the female victim inside.

Once she was inside, the victim told the clerk that Adams had a gun and was going to kill her, the affidavit said, prompting Adams to attempt to pull his screaming victim from the store unsuccessfully.

Police say the clerk was able to inform them of the kidnapping and robbery as Adams fled in the victim’s vehicle.

According to police, Adams was later found with the female victim’s debit card and her car keys. Police also found the victim’s vehicle with a ski mask still inside.

The affidavit said the female victim was able to identify at least one other suspect who police later found sitting on Adams’ porch.

Adams is set to appear for trial Feb. 18, 2014, in Judge John Stevens’ Criminal District Court.