VALLE VISTA - A now former employee of the Valle Vista Golf Course and his friend were arrested on felony theft charges Saturday following a Mohave County Sheriff's investigation.
Aaron Tyler Wilson and Elizabeth Emeric, both 21 and of Kingman, were taken into custody without incident at a home in the 3700 block of Shaeffer Avenue at about 12:20 p.m.
Deputies investigating a June 4 burglary of the golf course's maintenance shop utilized LeadsOnline, the national pawn ticket database, and found four pawn tickets linked to the pair.
Also, Wilson allegedly admitted to his boss, 74, that he took the items. The man told deputies the shop had been burglarized a few times.
He listed among the stolen items a battery jump pack, battery charger, air drill, grinder, pressure washer, circular saw, chain saw, shop saw and a drill. He had written down the serial number for some of the tools.
Three of the pawn tickets implicate Emeric in pawning items at two Kingman pawnshops and Wilson, who allegedly pawned one item. The pair, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter, admitted to pawning the items.
Those items - the drill and the circular, chop and chain saws - were recovered.
Wilson was charged with felony theft and a single count of trafficking in stolen property. Emeric was charged with three trafficking counts.