FARMINGTON — The man accused of robbing a bank in Brigham City is the same man who robbed a Zions Bank in Farmington just a few day earlier, police said.
Farmington Police Chief Wayne Hansen said surveillance photos released to the media helped police identify Brad Beasley, 29, of South Ogden, as the man who robbed Zions Bank on Feb. 20.
Beasley appeared in 1st District Court in Brigham City on Monday, charged with multiple counts of robbing a Chase Bank on Feb. 28. Bernie Allen was assigned as his public defender, and another hearing is set for April 3 before Judge Ben Hadfield.
Beasley is charged in 2nd District Court in Farmington with a second-degree felony robbery in connection with the Zions Bank incident, said Deputy Davis County Attorney Steve Major.
“We’re really grateful to the media and citizens for helping us,” Hansen said.
Hansen said that after surveillance photos were released to the media his office received numerous calls with tips.
Police went to Beasley’s home in South Ogden and found a car in the driveway that matched the description of the car seen in the surveillance photos.
Officers talked to Beasley’s wife, who said she did not know about the robberies, Hansen said.
Beasley is charged in 1st District Court with two counts of aggravated robbery, first-degree felonies; two counts of disarming a police officer, first degree felonies; failure to stop at the command of a police officer, a third-degree felony; and assault against a police officer, a class A misdemeanor.
According to a probable cause statement, Beasley entered Chase Bank, 101 S. Main St., wearing a mask and gloves before demanding money from two bank tellers and telling them he had a gun.
After the tellers complied, Beasley left the bank and stashed the bag of money before car-jacking a pickup truck at gunpoint, according to the probable cause statement. He crashed the pickup shortly after, then bit officers trying to arrest him and reached for their guns, the document states.