- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A man has changed his plea to guilty to charges stemming from an attempted drug transaction and shooting in Tempe and a subsequent lockdown of a Phoenix airport terminal.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Layron Dejarnette entered his plea Thursday to conspiracy to commit sale or transportation of marijuana, unlawful flight, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

The 27-year-old Dejarnette is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 11.

Authorities say Dejarnette and two co-defendants went to a Tempe gas station in September 2014 to meet a man and buy $700 worth of marijuana.

They told police the man got into their car and took out a gun and was shot in the ensuing struggle.

The three suspects were pursued in a high-speed chase that ended at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.


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