UPDATE Tuesday, June 16: Katherine Martinez-Soto, 37, or Milwaukee, was charged with armed robbery-party to a crime by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday, June 16.

If convicted of the charge, Martinez-Soto faces up to 40 years in prison and/or fined up to $100,000.

According to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office, Martinez-Soto cased Georgetown market prior to the armed robbery with Anaira Marrero.

ORIGINAL STORY: A Milwaukee woman was charged with robbing two employees at gunpoint at Georgetown Market along with Jesus Arroyo, who confessed to committing numerous robberies in Racine, and Milwaukee, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

Anaira Marrero, 34, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with armed robbery-party to a crime. She is being held at the Racine County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond.

If convicted, Marrero faces up to 40 years in prison and/or fined up to $100,000.

Jesus Arroyo, who died last month while incarcerated at Dodge County Detention Facility, confessed to committing the robberies in March.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Arroyo’s death last month at Dodge County Detention Facility. No details were released about how he died. While Arroyo’s death is still under investigation by the Dodge County Medical Examiner’s office, it is suspected as being suicide, said Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt in an email.

According to the criminal complaint, Marrero, Arroyo, Marrero, and Katherine Martinez-Soto robbed employees at gunpoint at the Georgetown Market, 3710 Meacham Road, at 10:39 p.m. May 8.

In September Arroyo told police that he and Marrero walked into the store with guns, and they stole $600 from the cash register at Georgetown Market.

A preliminary hearing has been set Marrero for 8:30 a.m. April 16 in Racine County Felony Court.

Martinez-Soto, who helped in the robbery by casing the place, has also been charged in connection with the Georgetown robbery. A warrant for her arrest was issued in February, but police are still searching for her.


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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.