FARMINGTON — A 43-year-old man pleaded guilty to charges relating to robbing a bank in Layton and making a bomb threat to a Clearfield business that same day.
Michael Dale Prothero appeared in 2nd District Court on Thursday before Judge Thomas L. Kay.
Prothero pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree felony robbery and one count of third-degree felony attempted terroristic threat.
A sentencing hearing is set for Dec. 13.
Prothero is being held in Davis County Jail on no bail.
Layton police said Prothero had robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 2050 N. Main St., in Layton, on Aug. 10, just before he made the calls to Lifetime Products and Clearfield dispatch, claiming to have left a bomb at the business.
According to court documents, Layton police found Prothero at a homeless shelter Aug. 13 in Salt Lake City after a news report showed a photo of the bank robbery suspect.
Police also found a book bag, which they searched. Inside it were prescriptions, plus “tens of thousands of dollars worth of medical bills in his name,” according to the documents.
Court documents state that an employee at Lifetime Products in Clearfield on Aug. 10 received a call from a man who said, “I just delivered a bomb to your building.”
Minutes later, the same man called Clearfield police dispatchers saying there was a bomb at the business. Employees were evacuated from the building while Clearfield police officers, North Davis Fire District and Hill Air Force Base Military Police with bomb-sniffing dogs searched the building.
Police subpoenaed phone records and found a phone number associated with Prothero that came in to Lifetime Products as well as to Clearfield dispatch, according to court documents.