Shootout suspect sentenced in 2nd case

The homicide suspect, Steven Cook, was indicted Thursday in the Dec.

26 slaying of his estranged spouse and assault of her male friend.

Lawrence Louis Wilson, 38, was sentenced by Mohave County Superior Court Judge Richard Weiss on Tuesday to one year in prison for the weapons offense.

Wilson was on probation for an aggravated harassment conviction in 2002 when authorities found a gun underneath his bed in January at his residence in the 600 block of Fourth Avenue, Kingman police Lt.

Dean Brice said.

In court Tuesday, Wilson's attorney Clarence Jenkins told Weiss that Wilson obtained a weapon after he and his son received threats from Cook.

Weiss revoked Wilson's probation in the aggravated harassment case because to his guilty plea for probation violation.

Weiss also sentenced Wilson to a year in prison for the aggravated harassment conviction.

Wilson will serve the sentences concurrently.

Wilson was fined $250 and received credit for time served in jail.

Cook was arrested in Las Vegas, Nev., and extradited to Kingman on Feb.


Police tracked him down after receiving a tip that his uncle owned a business in Las Vegas.

Prosecutor Greg McPhillips said Cook was inducted on charges of first-degree murder attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and first-degree burglary.

The first-degree murder charge was changed from a second-degree murder, McPhillips said.

Cook is being held without bond.

Bonnie Cook was slain at her residence and David Thompson, who police believe was her boyfriend, was shot in the buttocks.A Kingman man facing attempted-murder charges in a shootout with police has pleaded guilty to lesser charges from a previous incident and was sentenced to prison.

Edward Francis Mallon, 28, who is charged with shooting a Kingman police officer Dec.

14, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two probation violations.

Mohave County Superior Court Judge Richard Weiss sentenced Mallon to two and a half years in prison for possession of drug paraphernalia and one year for misconduct involving a weapon.

The sentences will run concurrently, or at the same time.

Both charges stem from an incident Sept.

7, 2002, when a search warrant was executed upon the residence where Mallon was living, prosecutor Lee Jantzen said.

The Dec.

14 incident began in a supermarket parking lot on East Andy Devine Avenue and culminated with a shootout in the Butler area, where police arrested Mallon after he hid in a dirt trench between mounds of dirt to the rear of a business in the 3800 block of Sunshine Drive.

Police had been searching for Mallon in connection with the September 2002 search warrant and because of threats made toward police officers and a robbery victim.

Officers shot out three tires of a truck Mallon used to flee the supermarket, Lt.

Dean Brice said.

The vehicle became stuck on the shoulder of the road, and Mallon fled and was pursued by several officers.

He has been accused of pulling a handgun from his waistband and firing at officers, wounding Cpl.

Michael Bolt in the chest.

Bolt, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was treated for bruises and released from the hospital the day of the shooting.

Mallon is being held in Mohave County Jail with a bond of $1 million.

He is charged with three counts of attempted murder and three counts of aggravated assault.

Mallon's next hearing in Mohave County Superior Court is set for Feb.


On Wednesday, Mallon requested to be moved to a Department of Corrections prison following his Feb.

27 court date.

Weiss granted the request.

Mallon also faces a felony charge for unlawful use of a means of transportation for a Sept.

8 incident in Bullhead City.

A Kingman woman involved in the case pleaded guilty Thursday as part of a plea agreement to first-degree attempted hindering of prosecution.

Sara Rose Cornwall, 19, was originally charged with first-degree hindering prosecution, a Class 6 felony.

She was arrested in the supermarket parking lot shortly before the shootout occurred.

She has been free on her own recognizance.

On Thursday, Cornwall's attorney Steve Hauser said police questioned her Dec.

14 when she got out of a pickup she had driven to the supermarket.

Investigators have said she was being watched in connection with a break-in at her father's gun store two days earlier.

Hauser said when police asked her where Mallon was, she pointed away from the pickup as Mallon was crouching inside.

After being questioned by Weiss in court on Thursday, Cornwall admitted to lying to police about Mallon's whereabouts.

Weiss set Cornwall's sentencing for March 18 at 10 a.m.

According to deputy county attorney Lee Jantzen, Cornwall's sentence will range from probation to two years in prison.