Assault suspect enters plea

A Kingman man charged with sexually assaulting a 24-year-old Kingman woman pleaded not guilty Monday.

Bradley Kyle-Carey Roberts, 19, pleaded not guilty to sexual assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon/instrument, kidnapping, first-degree burglary and forgery.

Roberts faces a minimum of 10 years and six months on the class 2 felonies, which include sexual assault, kidnapping and first-degree burglary. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to a minimum of seven years and six months on the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon/instrument charge and a minimum of four years and six months on the forgery charge.

Roberts is currently on probation in a 2006 case.

Following a guilty plea agreement with the Mohave County Attorney's Office, he was found guilty of theft of a means of transportation on Sept. 11, 2006.

In the agreement, two other auto theft charges, a third-degree burglary charge and a criminal damage charge were dismissed.

In April, Roberts violated his probation, however he was reinstated following a probation violation agreement.

Due to the prior felony conviction, each of the charges Roberts faces in the sexual assault case are not probation eligible and would have to be served consecutively.

Kingman Police detectives arrested Roberts on Oct. 5 in connection with a reported home invasion and assault on Oct. 3. He was located at his residence in the 400 block of Beverly Avenue.

Around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 3, the victim reported having just been sexually assaulted in her home. She further reported the suspect entered her home, in the 900 block of Sycamore Avenue, and threatened her with a large knife. The suspect was unknown to the victim.

Detectives were able identify and locate Roberts after he allegedly cashed checks belonging to the victim that were allegedly stolen during the invasion.

Currently, Roberts is being held in custody on $1 million bond in connection to the new case and being held without bond on the probation violation.

Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steven F. Conn set a case management hearing for 10 a.m. on Nov. 13.