JANESVILLE

A woman accused of shooting at a man and robbing him in a Janesville hotel would be sentenced to five years of probation if a Rock County Court judge accepts a plea agreement.

The agreement, proposed by the defense and prosecution in court Tuesday, includes the dismissal of a charge of robbery with use of force.

Latoya L. Hill, 20, of 817 Church St., Beloit, pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge of first-degree recklessly endangering safety. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 12 years and six months in prison.

The previous charge, first-degree recklessly endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, carries an extra five years in prison.

Judge John Wood found Hill guilty and dismissed the robbery charge.

Reasons for the proposed agreement were not discussed and presumably will come up at sentencing, which Wood set for Monday.

The charges arose from an incident at the Holiday Inn Express in Janesville on Nov. 21, when a male hotel guest contacted Hill through an app called Meetme.com with the intent of paying her for sex, according to the criminal complaint.

Hill and the man agreed on a price, and Hill went to the bathroom. She exited holding a handgun and demanding the man give her his money, according to the complaint.

The man gave her cash. She demanded more; the gun went off; he tried to push the gun away, and another shot was fired, the man told police.

Hill and the man struggled for the gun, and the fight continued into a hallway, where another hotel guest took the gun away from them, according to the complaint, and Hill fled.

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