Gunpoint robber sentenced to 14 years in prison

Gunpoint robber sentenced to 14 years in prison

YUMA, Ariz.- Douglas Lester Hayes is sentenced to an aggravated prison term of 14 years.  He faced a judge this morning where he plead guilty and will be on community supervision following his prison term.

During the sentencing hearing, Judge Rouff at the Yuma County Superior Court, mentioned that Hayes played more of an “aiding and abetting” role in the incident. However, due to nature of the crimes committed, his charges are enough to permit the aggravated prison sentence.

He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

He is credited with 262 days of jail time. Hayes will pay $3,000 in restitution to the victim involved.

July 4, 2015- Early Saturday morning, two men approached a car parked in the 700 block of 1st ave and held the car at gunpoint. The men forced the driver to drive into Winterhaven where they kicked the victims out of the car. The suspects were later identified as Michael John Kinale (not shown here) and Douglas Hayes. Kinale and Hayes drove off and the victims called Imperial County Sheriff’s office with a description of their car. The Yuma Police Department was notified by the Imperial County Sheriff’s office of the incident and assisted with the pursuit.

Kinale and Hayes crashed the vehicle in the 400 block of 7th street where they were taken into custody by the Yuma Police Department.
If you have any more information about this case, police officials urge you to call (928) 783-4421.

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