Man charged with robbery pleads guilty

A Casa Grande man pleaded guilty to his part in the armed robberies of three men at Love's Travel Stop in Kingman.

Gregory James Bigham Jr., 22, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated robbery Wednesday.

Mohave County Judge Robert R. Moon set a judgment and sentencing hearing for 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 27.

According to the guilty plea agreement with the Mohave County Attorney's Office, Bigham can't be sentenced to more than three years and six months in prison out of the maximum three year and nine month sentence. The offense is eligible for four years of probation.

Bigham and two co-defendants were facing three counts of armed robbery and one aggravated robbery in connection with the Nov. 16 incident.

As a dangerous Class 2 felony, armed robbery has a sentence range from seven to 21 years. The non-dangerous class 3 aggravated robbery has a maximum sentence of eight years and nine months.

Robert Earl Freeman Jr., 20, of Casa Grande pleaded guilty to the same charge on Jan. 25. He will be sentenced by Moon at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 25.

Terrell D. Brown, 21, of Arizona City is the third defendant.

He didn't appear at his case management hearing on Jan. 18, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. According to court documents, Brown currently is serving a sentence in an unrelated case at the prison in Florence.

Bigham, Brown and Freeman were arrested on Nov. 16 in Wikieup by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office in connection with the incident on the same day.

At approximately 9 p.m. on Nov. 16, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to Love's Travel Stop located in the 6000 block of Minerva in Cedar Hills, 10 miles east of Kingman. The victims reported responding to the area of Minerva and Interstate 40 to assist the suspects they met earlier in Kingman.

According to court documents, the victims reported Bigham and Freeman approached them with guns and took more than $400 in cash, the victim's driver's license, credit card, cell phone, keys and two pocket knives. The victims further reported the suspects left in a white Lexus with an additional male subject driving.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety officers stopped the vehicle matching the victims' description at a mini market located in Wikieup and detained Bigham, Brown and Freeman.

Deputies escorted the victims to Kingman, where they identified Bigham and Freeman. The reported stolen items were also located with the suspects.