La Paz County Attorney Press Release
On March 9, 2011, a La Paz County jury convicted Juan Manuel Romero, 28, of Parker, AZ, of Burglary and Theft. Romero will be sentenced on April 4, 2011. As a prior felon he faces 2.25 to 7.5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections and is not eligible for probation.
The case was heard in La Paz County Superior Court with Judge Michael Burke presiding. The case was prosecuted by Deputy County Attorney Dan Terrell and the lead investigator was Sgt. Richard Epps of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office.
On August 29, 2010, William L. Kean was leaving the Roadrunner Resort in Parker. As Kean got closer to his vehicle he saw Romero exit his vehicle. Kean flagged down law enforcement and Romero was immediately caught after taking numerous DVDs and other property out of the vehicle.
Romero, who was extremely intoxicated, asked Sgt. Epps if he could just get a ticket. Sgt. Epps informed Romero that he could not issue a ticket for a felony offense.