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Trial scheduled in armed robbery case

September 1, 2018

KINGMAN — A trial date in early 2019 has been set for a Bullhead City man charged with armed robbery and burglary.

Aaron James Carroll, 26, is charged with armed robbery, first-degree burglary, misconduct with a weapon, two counts of theft and a drug charge. He is being held in county jail without bond.

Carroll previously pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary and was sentenced to probation in October 2015.

Carroll’s attorney, Ken Sheffield, and the prosecutor both agreed to set a trial date in Carroll’s armed robbery case and postponed the probation violation hearing to the same day as the trial.

Superior Court Commissioner Billy Sipe Jr. set Carroll’s trial in the armed robbery case to begin Jan. 15, 2019, with a pre-trial hearing set for Dec. 24 and a status hearing set for Sept. 21. He also set a probation violation hearing in the 2015 case for Jan. 15.

On April 25, 2017, two men entered a garage at a home on Holly Street and left with two of the homeowner’s rifle cases. The homeowner followed the suspects in his car when they drove off at a high rate of speed, according to the Bullhead City police.

One of the suspects pointed a handgun out of the driver’s window and fired several rounds at the victim. No one was injured. The victim thought one of the suspects was Carroll after a previous encounter.

Carroll was arrested May 3, 2017, after police found the same vehicle that the victim had described in a driveway. One of the stolen rifles was found in Carroll’s bedroom, as well as methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to the indictment.

Because of a previous conviction, Carroll is prohibited from possessing firearms, police reported.

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