Second teen-age suspect agrees to plea

Just two days after his accomplice pleaded guilty to reduced charges, James Derrick Harrison also pleaded guilty Friday to almost identical felony charges related to the armed robbery of a Kingman convenience store and a high-speed chase with law enforcement officers in August.

Harrison, of Kingman, and John Henry Jr., of Golden Valley, were arrested Aug.

21 following a robbery at a convenience store and a high-speed chase that ended in Golden Valley.

Harrison pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to felony charges of three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, one count of armed robbery, and one count of unlawful flight from a police officer.

The felony charges of two counts of attempted first-degree murder were dismissed.

Harrison, 19, also pleaded guilty to a charge of felony theft of a firearm from a north Kingman pawnshop.

Twelve guns were allegedly stolen from the pawnshop a couple of days before the convenience store robbery.

Harrison is being held without bond for the store robbery and chase and on $25,000 bond for the pawnshop robbery.

Like Harrison's co-defendant, Henry, Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steven Conn could sentence Harrison anywhere from seven to 20 years in prison for the eight felony convictions.

Conn was going to sentence Harrison on Jan.

4 but Harrison's attorney, Lee Novak, asked for a mental evaluation on his client, which could also postpone Henry's sentencing date of Jan.

2.

Henry, 19, consented to a plea agreement Wednesday.

He pleaded guilty to felony charges of one count of aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, one count of armed robbery, and one count of unlawful flight.

Felony charges of two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault were dismissed.

Henry also pleaded guilty to theft and first-degree burglary for the Aug.

17 pawnshop burglary.

Felony charges of criminal damage and trafficking in stolen property were dismissed in that case.

Conn could sentence Henry from seven to 20 years for the seven felony convictions.

Henry's bond is $106,000 for both the pawnshop robbery and the armed robbery and chase four days later.

In the early morning hours of Aug.

21 the teen-agers held up the convenience store on Kingman Avenue, then drove through Kingman, running stop signs at Beverly Avenue, then crossing Stockton Hill Road onto Interstate 40.

Pursued by Kingman police officers, Arizona Department of Public Safety officers and Mohave County sheriff's deputies, Harrison fired about 100 rounds from two guns, a 9mm and a .357-caliber handgun, during the entire chase.

With speeds up to 85 mph, the 20-mile chase ended in Golden Valley on Highway 68 when the engine in the suspect's truck blew up.

Henry and Harrison were captured.

No injuries were reported in the robbery or the chase.