TACOMA, Wash. -- Jermaine Gore Jr. or 'JG' as he's known made his first appearance in Pierce County court Wednesday afternoon where he is charged with Assault 2nd Degree. Gore is accused of holding his girlfriend hostage for 14 hours on January 28th and repeatedly assaulting her.
She was hospitalized and underwent surgery last Friday as well as a blood transfusion. Her family says she is slowly starting to improve.
Gore Jr. was arrested at an apartment complex in Lakewood on Tuesday after Tacoma Police say they received numerous Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County tips from Washington's Most Wanted viewers.
ORIGINAL STORY: Tacoma Police are asking for the public’s help to find Jermaine Laron Abdul Gore Jr. for Assault 2 related to a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend.
Police say the incident occurred on Jan. 28 in an apartment in the North end of Tacoma. The victim was held against her will and violently assaulted over a fourteen hour period before fleeing the apartment. She remains hospitalized with significant injuries. Her mom says her daughter Devyne's kidneys are failing and will need surgery but is too weak right now.
"Well, of course there's anger, but then there's also fear," said Devyne's cousin, Angela Fulghun. "She's not alone. She's always here with family and for obvious reasons she doesn't want to be alone, so there's fear there, but she also knows she's loved, because there's always somebody there with her. Speak up. Do the right thing. Turn him in. Do it for Devyne. If you can't do it for yourself, or whatever, do it for Devyne. She didn't deserve that. Nobody deserves that, but she didn't deserve that. Do the right thing, if you know where he is, lest somebody know, because she needs that. She's owed that."
Jermaine Laron Abdul Gore Jr. is a known gang member with an extensive history of violent crime and firearms charges, according to Tacoma police. Gore should be considered armed and dangerous. Gore is 6’ tall and weighs 240 pounds.
Call 911 or submit a tip to Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County at 1-800-222-TIPS or at http://www.P3Tips.Com if you know where officers can find him. You can remain anonymous and there is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for tips that lead to his arrest.