COOLIDGE — A Sacaton woman is facing charges after she allegedly pulled a screwdriver on a Coolidge man and demanded the keys to his car.

According to Pinal County Superior Court records, Keilani K. Allison, 18, is charged with attempted armed robbery and burglary.

Coolidge Police officers responded to a call of an attempted armed robbery at 6:22 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the 500 block of West Caroline Street.

A man at the location told officers that he saw a man and a woman, both dressed in black, walking west on the north side of the street. The woman, later identified as Allison, allegedly crossed the street, walked up to the caller and asked him if he could help her and then demanded the keys to his vehicle. The caller said Allison was allegedly holding a knife with a wooden handle and 6-inch blade.

The caller told Allison “No” and fended her off with a lawn mower bag. Allison allegedly demanded the car keys again and the caller again fended her off with the lawn mower bag.

The man who was walking with Allison then allegedly called to her from across the street “to come on.” Allison then left the caller and she and the man she was walking with entered an alley on the north side of Caroline Street.

Police officers met the couple as they left the alley near Eighth Place. Allison allegedly admitted to threatening the man with a screwdriver. Officers found a screwdriver in her pants pocket.

She was taken into custody and booked into the county jail.


Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is a reporter covering the city of Casa Grande and the surrounding area, as well as Central Arizona College. She can be reached at

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