OGDEN -- A five-count federal indictment has been handed down against a 71-year-old man for last month's robbery of the Wasatch Peaks Credit Union.
Finis Ray Byrd is charged in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City with armed robbery; use, carry, and brandishing of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; possession of a machine gun; and two counts of a felon in possession of a firearm/ammunition.
Byrd is accused of using a rifle to rob Wasatch Peaks Credit Union, 3012 S. 1900 West, on April 6.
He is being held in Weber County Jail under $40,000 bond.
Ogden police interviewed Byrd, but he denied being near the credit union, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court. However, police interviewed him again 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.
The indictment seeks to force Byrd to forfeit to the federal government two rifles, two semiautomatic pistols and assorted ammunition.
Court records indicate that Byrd pleaded guilty in 1997 to sexual abuse of a child.