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Police make arrest for attempted murder charges

BLACK CANYON CITY - The Yavapai County Sheriff Office on Saturday arrested a 25-year-old Glendale man after he allegedly left a café patron with a gun shot wound in his stomach because another man wouldn't give him $20.

Deputies went to investigate a 911 call from the Rock Springs Café where Jacob James Carter fired a handgun twice, hitting the victim once in the stomach after a café employee declined to give him the money.

"He shot a patron," Sheriff's Office spokesman Scott Reed said.

The suspect then fled on foot while paramedics airlifted the 36-year-old victim to John C. Lincoln in Phoenix. Doctors expect him to recover.

Witnesses told the deputies that Carter and his girlfriend, Jennifer Lynn Courson, 22, of Glendale got off a bus in Rock Springs just before the shooting.

Reed said that the driver kicked them off the bus because the two were arguing.

Courson provided deputies with a false description of Carter, Reed said, and they later arrested her on suspicion of providing false information to law enforcement and hindering prosecution.

While investigating the incident, deputies received information that a man was trying to steal a tow truck at a nearby gas station, Reed said.

It was Carter. Officers arrested him without further incident. They found the handgun tucked into his pants. Carter faces charges of second-degree attempted murder, misconduct involving weapons, and possession of marijuana.

A judge set a $75,000 bond for his release and $3,000 bond for Courson's release.