SALT LAKE CITY -- An Ogden man faces federal charges for bank robberies last month in Farmington and Brigham City.
Brad Beasley, 29, was indicted last week in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on three counts of bank robbery, one count of carjacking and three counts of using or brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
Beasley is scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charges today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Warner.
The indictment charges Beasley with a Feb. 20 robbery of Zions Bank in Farmington and the Feb. 26 robberies of America First Credit Union and Chase Bank, both in Brigham City.
In the robbery at Chase Bank, 101 S. Main St., Beasley entered the bank wearing a mask and gloves before demanding money from two bank tellers and telling them he had a gun, according to a probable cause statement.
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.
Police said that at the time of the incident a man, woman and young child were in the pickup. The man and woman were out of the vehicle when the suspect approached, and the man gave the suspect the keys.
The suspect and the woman then simultaneously reached for the child, who was in the vehicle, and the gun was knocked from the suspect's hands. The woman was able to secure the child while the suspect grabbed the gun.
The suspect then drove off in the pickup before crashing into a concrete barricade at 500 S. 400 East, where police took the man into custody.
State charges against Beasley for the robberies will likely be dismissed because he faces federal charges, said Melodie Rydalch, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Salt Lake City.