Woman gets 90 days for role in shooting

A Kingman woman arrested just prior to a Dec.

14 shootout with police was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in jail.

Sara Rose Cornwall, 20, was originally charged with first-degree hindering prosecution, a Class 6 felony.

She was arrested in a supermarket parking lot shortly before a shootout between Edward Mallon and Kingman police.

Mallon was hiding in her pickup.

Mohave County Superior Court Judge Richard Weiss delivered Cornwall's sentence after she pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted hindering of prosecution as part of a plea agreement.

She had been free on her own recognizance.

She also was placed on three years probation and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.

During a Feb.

19 hearing, Cornwall's attorney, Steve Hauser, said police questioned her on Dec.

14, when she got out of a pickup she had driven to a supermarket on East Andy Devine Avenue.

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

Hauser said that when police

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

After being questioned by Weiss in court Feb.

19, Cornwall admitted to lying to police about Mallon's whereabouts.

According to prosecuting attorney Lee Jantzen, Cornwall's possible sentence ranged from probation to two years in prison.

Mallon's trial date is June 7 and a trial management conference will be held.

May 26.

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

He allegedly drove away from the market in Cornwall's pickup after her arrest and tried to flee after driving the vehicle off the road.

Kingman police Cpl.

Michael Bolt was shot in the chest.

He had been wearing a bulletproof vest, so he was checked out and released.

Mallon also faces two unrelated felony charges for unlawful use of transportation.

Trial dates for these charges are June 14 and 17.

Last month, Mallon was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for a probation violation.