OGDEN -- A 71-year-old man is charged with allegedly robbing a credit union.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed Friday in 2nd District Court in Ogden, Finis Ray Byrd is suspected of entering Wasatch Peaks Credit Union, at 3012 S. 1900 West, April 6, armed with a rifle and telling employees to give him money.
Police interviewed Byrd, but he denied being near the credit union, the affidavit states. However, police interviewed him again Thursday and his story changed.
During a search of his home, police found $2,000 and a rifle, as well as a blue overcoat and a yellow hard hat, which match the description of what the suspect was wearing during the robbery, the affidavit states. Police also found another rifle and a handgun.
Police arrested Byrd on Thursday, and court documents show he has been charged with a first-degree felony count of aggravated robbery and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a second-degree felony. His initial appearance in court is scheduled for Monday.
A news release from the Ogden Police Department states the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force, Weber County crime scene investigators and FBI Task Force officers assisted Ogden officers in the investigation.