Utah furloughed prisoner accused in Wyo. robberiesA prisoner let out of an Ogden, Utah jail to go to the dentist is accused of holding up two banks in Wyoming.
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — A prisoner let out of an Ogden, Utah jail to go to the dentist is accused of holding up two banks in Wyoming.
The Powell Tribune reported Friday that 32-year-old Joshua Beckstead was arrested in Bismarck, N.D. on Wednesday on a federal warrant issued in Wyoming. Tellers at banks held up in Cody and Cheyenne last month picked Beckstead out of a photo lineup.
According to an FBI affidavit, Beckstead allegedly took a “bait pack” of money with recorded serial numbers from the First Bank of Wyoming in Cody on June 19.
Investigators say the robberies resemble a June 9 robbery in Maysville, Okla. and a May 15 hold up in Ogden, Utah. The warrant was issued after authorities in those states compared notes.
It wasn't clear whether Beckstead has a lawyer yet.