KINGMAN — The case of a Mohave Valley man charged with shoplifting and theft and violating probation could end in a plea agreement.
Todd Ross Shumway, 43, is charged with felony shoplifting and theft of more than $1,300 worth of items from a hardware store in the 4500 block of Highway 95. Shumway was arrested March 15 after he allegedly walked out of the store with a cart full of items without paying for it. An employee asked for a receipt, which Shumway could not provide. The items were later recovered.
Shumway was also indicted Monday on a new case, which just made the theft charge a more serious felony count. Both cases were then consolidated. His trial in the case was also postponed to Aug. 30 with a pre-trial hearing now set for Aug. 15. A change of plea hearing may be set before that date, Shumway’s attorney Robin Puchek said.
Shumway is also charged with violating his probation on 2007 charges of forgery. Shumway allegedly violated his probation from his original charges by failing to complete community service programs, testing positive for drugs and being charged with theft in March 2010 and driving under the influence on two occasions. Most of the violations allegedly occurred in Alaska. If prosecutors prove that Shumway violated his probation on the two forgery charges, he could be re-instated on probation or he could be sentenced to up to seven and a half years in prison.
Shumway was originally arrested in 2007 and charged with two counts of forgery for forging a registrar of contractor’s application for a building license and forging a renewal of a contractor’s license. He pleaded guilty to the charges in May 2008 and sentenced to probation for three years and no jail time. Shumway previous served six months in state prison in early 2008 after pleading guilty to attempted aggravated assault, which took place in 2005 and criminal damage, which occurred in 2004 in two separate criminal cases.