Armed Robbery Arrest

Published by The Bee News

May 31, 2022

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Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Adam Gregory Wells (41) and Bridget Pauline Gardner (47), both of Kingman for an armed robbery incident that occurred on Sunday (5/22).

At approximately 5:37 PM, deputies responded to a business in the 4200 block of Highway 68 for a reported armed robbery. Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with a store employee who advised she had observed a female subject inside the store, identified as Gardner, attempting to conceal items in a bag without paying. The employee confronted Gardner, who handed over the items. As the employee was escorting the male (Wells) and Gardner out of the store, anti-theft detectors at the door alerted, however Gardner and Wells continued to exit the store. The employee continued to follow the couple out of the store to get their license plate information, when Wells retrieved a shotgun from the vehicle and pointed it at the employee.

Both subjects then got in their vehicle and left the scene. Deputies attempted to locate the vehicle in the area and responded to known addresses for the two suspects, with no success. Warrants were issued for both suspects and Attempt to Locate alerts were sent to neighboring agencies.

On Monday (5/23), Adam Wells contacted Detectives and arranged to come to the office for an interview regarding the incident. At the conclusion of the interview, Adam Wells was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Armed Robbery, and Disorderly Conduct with a Weapon all felonies. Wells was transported to the Adult Detention Facility in Kingman without incident.

Detectives then responded to a residence in the 3300 block of Harvard St. in Kingman that Gardner was known to frequent and made contact with her in an RV on the property. Bridget Gardner was placed under arrest for charges of Armed Robbery, Dangerous Drug Possession, and Drug Paraphernalia Possession for 0.5 grams of methamphetamine located in her pocket at the time of arrest. She was transported to the Adult Detention Facility without incident. This investigation is ongoing.

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