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Trial continued for Excelsior Springs man involved in robbery

May 17, 2018 – The case against an Excelsior Springs man charged with felony robbery and armed criminal action has been continued.

Chavez N. Aldridge, 20, of Excelsior Springs, was scheduled to begin proceedings for a jury trial on Monday, May 21. At a pre-trial conference hearing on Friday, May 11, Chavez, represented by counsel, requested a continuance.

The case is continued to Friday, June 1 for a docket call hearing in Clay County Division 4 courtroom of Judge Larry Harman.

Aldridge and another Excelsior Springs man, Jason T. Hahn, 22, both pleaded not guilty to charges that they allegedly entered the Quick Shop II at 3:05 a.m. wearing all black clothing on August 17, 2017. The pair split up inside the store, one stealing cash and cigarettes while the other held the store employee at knife point.

Both men face two felonies, one Class A felony of robbery in the first degree and one unclassified felony of armed criminal action. If found guilty on both charges, Aldridge and Hahn can face a penalty of a minimum of 13 years in Missouri Department of Corrections.

Aldridge is currently being held in Clay County Detention Center on $150,000 bond.

Hahn was released on bond in March and his next hearing is scheduled for Thursday, May 31 in Division 1 of Clay County Circuit Court with Judge Shane Alexander.

 

By Standard Staff • StandardStaff@leaderpress.com

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