PAGE – Elias Isaac Laughter is in the hands of Coconino Superior Court.
The 30-year-old is charged with attempted armed robbery with threat to use a weapon and preventing emergency phone use.
Laughter was accused of armed robbery at Dollar General in Page June 23. No money was taken, but reports suggest a phone snatched from a clerk while attempting to call for help.
Laughter was arrested by Page Police June 26. An anonymous tip received helped lead to Laughter’s arrest after flyers with a security camera image were circulated on social media news sites.
Laughter has a history of run-ins with the law in Page, Shonto, and in Flagstaff, mostly minor crimes related to drugs and trespassing.