FARMINGTON -- A man who police said robbed four businesses at knife point this summer pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery.
Nathaniel David Lantz, 25, entered the guilty pleas to two counts of first-degree felony on Monday in 2nd District Court in Farmington. He has been held the Davis County Jail on no bail since his arrest on June 9, shortly after a McDonald's was robbed in Clearfield.
Judge Michael G. Allphin asked Lantz if he understood the consequences of entering guilty pleas to first-degree felony.
Lantz, dressed in an orange and white striped jail suit, said, "Yes, your honor."
Prosecutors agreed to dismiss two counts of first-degree felony aggravated robbery and two misdemeanors in exchange for the guilty plea. A sentencing hearing is set for Feb. 7, when Lantz could be sentenced to serve five years to life in the Utah State Prison.
After Lantz was arrested, police found evidence in his car linking him to robberies in Clearfield at Subway's on June 6 and Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream on May 30. They also found evidence from a robbery that happened at Walgreens Drug Store on May 22 in Layton.
Police said they believed that Lantz would return to the area in which he robbed Subway, so they sent extra patrols to the area. When they received the call that the McDonald's had been robbed, they quickly converged on the area and pulled over the car Lantz was driving.