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Suspects in armed robberies indicted on new charges

September 3, 2018

KINGMAN — Two Kingman men allegedly involved in several armed robberies were indicted Thursday on seven new charges each.

A Mohave County grand jury indicted Francis William Allison, 58, on charges of armed robbery, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault and misconduct involving body armor. He also was indicted in a second case on charges of theft and burglary.

Allison will be arraigned on the new charges Wednesday. His case will be heard before Superior Court Commissioner Billy Sipe Jr. Allison is in custody on a $100,000 bond.

Allison already is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of kidnapping, armed robbery, aggravated robbery, criminal damage and misconduct involving body armor.

The grand jury also indicted Preston Earl Milks, 25, on charges of armed robbery, aggravated robbery, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault and misconduct with a weapon. Milks also will be arraigned Wednesday on the new charges. His cases also will be heard before Sipe. Milks is in custody on a $100,000 bond.

Milks also is charged in an earlier case with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated robbery, theft and misconduct involving body armor. He also is charged in another case with first-degree burglary and misconduct involving body armor.

Allison and Anthony Scott Axton, 32, both were wearing body armor when they allegedly robbed the Dollar General store in Kingman on July 1. As police officers arrived, Axton, armed with an AR-15 rifle with a bump stock attached to it, allegedly exchanged gunfire with police officers.

Allison fled on foot and was not involved in the gun battle with police officers. He was arrested July 3.

Axton, Allison and Milks are allegedly involved in one way or another with a string of robberies in the Kingman area going back to last September, according to Kingman police.

On Sept. 10, a Kingman hardware store was burglarized. There also was an armed robbery of a liquor store Oct. 17, a burglary of a store Dec. 24, and the armed robbery of the same store on April 12.

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