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First trial on crime spree may be in Provo shooting

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A Virginia man wanted in several states for acts committed during a four-month crime spree may first be tried for allegedly shooting a Brigham Young University police officer.

Carl Douglas Consolvo, 38, is in federal custody at the Salt Lake County Jail. He has been charged with attempted aggravated murder, a first-degree felony, in 4th District Court in Provo in connection with the shooting of BYU police Sgt. David Adams May 20. Adams was slightly injured."We have arranged to prosecute him here first," said Utah County Attorney Kay Bryson.

Prosecutors are preparing the paperwork to have Con-sol-vo transferred from federal to state custody, Bryson said. He said the FBI and other federal authorities have given their OK to Utah County, although Consolvo could face various other federal and state charges in Texas, Virginia and North Carolina.

At a detention hearing in Salt Lake City Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Samuel Alba ordered Consolvo held in federal custody pending further proceedings. Alba said that based on a pre-trial report, Consolvo posed both a flight risk and a threat to the community.

Federal prosecutors said they planned to seek a grand jury indictment against Consolvo on Wednesday. Alba scheduled an arraignment for June 24.

According to a 4th District Court affidavit, Consolvo robbed three Utah County banks on May 20 before firing a 9mm pistol six times at Adams, who was following him in a police vehicle. One of the bullets passed through Adams' windshield and struck him in the lower chest.