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Bullhead City man sentenced to prison for weapons offense

October 9, 2018

KINGMAN — A Bullhead City man was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for illegally possessing a weapon.

Aaron James Carroll, 26, pleaded guilty in September to misconduct with a weapon. Five other charges including armed robbery, first-degree burglary, two counts of theft and a drug charge were dismissed.

At his plea hearing, Carroll also admitted to violating his probation. He pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary and was sentenced to probation in October 2015.

Carroll’s attorney, Ken Sheffield, cited his client’s age and that he understood that his conduct was wrong. Sheffield also spoke of Carroll’s family support and his drug use.

Superior Court Commissioner Billy Sipe Jr. accepted the plea agreement and sentenced Carroll to seven years in prison for the weapons charge and for violating his probation to the burglary charges.

On May 3, 2017, Bullhead City police arrested Carroll, who is a prohibited possessor, after they found a 9 mm handgun in his bedroom.

Carroll was charged with armed robbery. 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 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 prior argument with him.

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