FARMINGTON -- A 25-year-old man who police say held up three food businesses at knifepoint pleaded not guilty Monday to aggravated robbery charges.
Nathaniel Lantz appeared before 2nd District Court Judge Michael G. Allphin in Farmington. Lantz is charged with three counts of first- degree felony aggravated robbery, plus two misdemeanors. He has been held in Davis County Jail since his arrest June 9 in Clearfield. Bail was set at $50,000.
Another court hearing is scheduled for July 19. Police responded to a 911 call from McDonald's, 691 S. Main St., Clearfield, on June 9. They spotted Lantz's car in the area behind the fast-food business and were able to pull him over on a traffic violation. An officer saw the knife on the floor of the vehicle.
Officers said they believe Lantz also is responsible for a robbery June 6 at Subway Sandwiches, 564 N. Main, Clearfield. and for a robbery May 30 at Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream, 435 N. Main St., Clearfield.
Because of the two previous robberies, police believed the suspect would return or could possibly be living in the area and they had extra patrols there, officers said.
When officers searched Lantz's car, they found hoodie jackets they said he wore when he robbed the other two businesses.