Pete White Pleads Not Guilty To Aggravated Robbery Charges
One of three men charged in a Casper liquor store robbery denies he took part.
Thirty-year old Pete White has pleaded not guilty to one charge of aggravated robbery and one charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.
Police say in April, 20-year old Shannon Mares and 20-year old Arthur Brown robbed Moonlight Liquor on East 12th Street at gunpoint, then went to White’s home a few blocks away, where they were given a change of clothing and a ride home by White.
Mares was arrested a week later on an unrelated shoplifting incident.
Eventually, prosecutors say he and Brown admitted to their roles in the robbery and said White gave them a handgun.
White admitted to officers that he provided transportation to Brown and Mares on different occasions, and that the other two were at his home before and after the robbery, but did not know about it until later, and denied having any connection to the weapon used.
White is being held on $100,000 bond awaiting trial, and would normally face between five-to-25 years in prison on each charge if convicted.
However, prosecutors say he has been convicted on three previous violent felonies and an enhanced penalty of life in prison could be recommended.
Meanwhile, Mares and Brown are still awaiting trial.