PHOENIX (AP) -- A man accused in an armed robbery at a Glendale mall with his wife has pleaded not guilty in the case.
Maricopa County prosecutors say 35-year-old Michael John Hough entered his plea Wednesday at his arraignment. His next scheduled court date is March 11.
Hough and 33-year-old wife Shaashana Marie Hough were arrested for allegedly trying to shoplift a drill Jan. 3 from a Sears store at the Arrowhead Towne Center.
As an unarmed loss-prevention officer tried to detain them, Shaashana Hough allegedly drew a handgun from a backpack and pointed it at the officer.
The couple fled on a motorcycle which police later recovered at an apartment complex.
Michael Hough was arraigned on an armed robbery charge while Shaashana Hough is accused of armed robbery and aggravated assault.
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