A 71-year-old registered Utah sex offender is a suspect in an April hold-up at an Ogden credit union.
A Disguise Can Make the Man
The man allegedly wore quite a get-up in an effort to disguise his true identity. Nevertheless, a variety of law enforcement agencies working collectively were able to piece together enough clues to lead them to the Utah sex offender.
When police searched the suspect’s home, they found some items believed to be from the credit union robbery, in addition to other firearms. The man in question is being investigated for aggravated robbery and multiple charges of firearm possession by a restricted person.
Who is Restricted from Possessing Firearms?
People convicted of a violent felony or who are on probation or parole for any felony conviction are legally restricted from possessing, purchasing or otherwise having any type of firearm. Anyone who is found guilty of breaking this law will likely be charged with a second degree felony.
You might be guilty of committing aggravated robbery if during a robbery you:
• Use or threaten to use a dangerous weapon
• Cause serious bodily injury upon someone or
• Take or attempt to take a working vehicle
Aggravated robbery is a first degree felony, whether committed by a Utah sex offender or anyone else. Someone found guilty of a first degree felony could face a penalty of 5 years to life in prison, although there are often enhanced penalties when a crime is “aggravated.”
Let an Attorney Help You
Don’t hesitate to talk to a Utah criminal defense attorney if you’ve been charged with any crime. Having an experienced attorney on your side may make all the difference in your case.
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