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Charges brought against man accused of robbing adult boutique
 
Date: 1/8/2014
    
Charges brought against man accused of robbing adult boutique

Charges brought against man accused of robbing adult boutique

FLORENCE, AZ (1/8/14) – On January 8, 2014, Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles announced charges filed against Adam Chavez, 23 of Queen Creek, to include First Degree Murder.

The Probable Cause Statement accuses Chavez and Matthew Clowers of robbing an adult boutique at gun point, restraining the employee, and fleeing a Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy near Picacho, Arizona on December 23, 2013. 

Ultimately, the alleged incident ended in an officer-involved shooting, resulting in two bullet wounds to Chavez and the death of Clowers, according to the Statement.

On December 30, Chavez was indicted by the Pinal County Grand Jury on one count of First Degree Murder, a class 1 felony; one count of Armed Robbery, a class 2 Dangerous felony; one count of Kidnapping, a class 2 Dangerous felony; one count of Aggravated Assault, a class3 Dangerous felony; one count of Misconduct Involving a Weapon, a class 4 Dangerous felony, and one count Unlawful Flight from a Law Enforcement Vehicle, a class 5 felony.

In Arizona, an individual may be charged with and found guilty of committing First Degree Murder if the person or another person causes the death of any other person in the course of, in the furtherance of, or immediate flight from committing certain offenses outlined by Arizona statutes.

Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles stated, “Violent offenders may not know the full consequences of their actions, but that holds no bearing when administering justice.  Whether a suspect pulls the trigger or not, if committing any of the statutorily enumerated felonies and another individual dies as a result, that suspect potentially faces charges of First Degree Murder.”

Chavez is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  He is being held on a $250,000 bond.

For more information, contact Jim Knupp at 520.866.6573 or by email at jim.knupp@pinalcountyaz.gov.

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