FBI arrests Ogden man after string of bank robberies in multiple states

Tuesday , January 10, 2017 - 5:53 PM1 comment

LORETTA PARK, Standard-Examiner Staff

Editor's note: Due to a source error, Dakota Walker’s age was misstated in a previous version of this story. Because of a reporter’s error, Walker’s criminal record was incorrect in a previous version of the story as well. The Standard-Examiner regrets the errors.

OGDEN — A 21-year-old man accused of robbing banks in multiple states was arrested Tuesday by local police and the FBI

Dakota Walker was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at his Ogden home in connection with the robberies. He was arrested by the FBI’s Northern Utah Criminal Apprehension Team, as well as the Ogden Police Department

The robberies were committed in multiple states, including Idaho and Kansas, according to Sandra Yi Barker, spokeswoman for the FBI’s Salt Lake City Division. Barker was unable to provide more information about the bank robberies, including how many Walker is accused of committing or which cities they happened in.

The FBI’s investigation is still active, she said.

 Local law enforcement agencies — along with the Preston Police Department in Idaho and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office in Idaho — worked on the case, a news release from the FBI says.

As of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, it wasn’t clear where Walker had been booked into jail. Federal charges are pending against him, but hadn’t been filed as of Tuesday night.

Online court records for the state of Utah show Walker pleaded guilty in several 2015 cases in Ogden.

Walker admitted to assaulting a coworker at Lofthouse Cookies on March 19, 2015. He also admitted giving a false name to police when they stopped to question him on that same day.

In a separate case, he pleaded guilty to one count of assault by a prisoner, a third-degree felony, admitting to hitting an inmate several times on April 14, 2015, at the Weber County Jail, according to court documents.

He pleaded guilty to one count of attempted aggravated assault and one count of giving false personal information to a police officer, both class A misdemeanors, in June 2015.

Judge Brent West sentenced Walker in July 2015 to serve three years probation, but Walker was arrested Dec. 14, 2015, for shoplifting at Shopko in Ogden. He pleaded guilty on Dec. 15, 2015, to one count of retail theft, a class B misdemeanor.

During his sentencing hearing on Dec. 15, 2015, Walker told the judge he did not think he could successfully complete probation, according to court records.

West terminated Walker’s probation and sentenced him to serve one year in the Weber County Jail for the assault convictions. West ordered Walker could be released from the jail early if jail officials gave him “good time,” according to court records.

According to the Weber County Sheriff’s online search offender list, Walker was released from the jail Aug. 25, 2016.

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