Bond reduction denied

Multiple victims, severity of charges cited in drug store robbery case

KINGMAN - Mohave County Judge James E. Chavez denied the request to reduce the $850,000 bond of the man charged in the armed robbery of Uptown Drug in Golden Valley.

Chavez cited the multiple victims in the case, the severity of the charges and the potential prison sentence of more than 70 years as reasons for denying the reduction of the bond for Cordon Ree Bauer II, 34, of Golden Valley.

Bauer is charged with armed robbery, armed kidnapping, two counts of attempted second-degree murder of police officers, four counts of aggravated assault of police officers and misconduct involving weapons. The felony charges resulted from an incident on Dec. 1 when Bauer allegedly tried to rob the store of money and drugs.

Chavez also set an omnibus hearing for Bauer at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 7.

Bauer pled not guilty at his arraignment before Mohave County Judge Steven F. Conn, but requested a new lawyer when Conn admitted to the defendant that he is a frequent customer of Uptown Drug and plays basketball with the officers involved in the incident.

Bauer's wife, Angela Gail Bauer, was indicted as a co-defendant in the armed robbery by the Mohave County Attorney's Office. She is out on a $10,000 bond.

According to court documents, she admitted to MCSO during an interview that Bauer had called her while on the roof of the store, explaining his intention to rob it.

She went on to say she had tried to convince him not to do it.