LAYTON — Police in Layton have arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery earlier this week.
Brandon Thomas Parcell, 18, was taken into custody early Friday morning by Layton Police officers and members of the North Davis Metro SWAT Team, according to a Facebook post from the LPD. Parcell was booked in jail on charges of aggravated robbery — use or threatened use of a weapon, a first-degree felony; and theft, a class B misdemeanor.
Around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, a masked man entered the Chevron gas station located at 1508 North Highway 89 and pointed a black, semi-automatic pistol at the store’s clerk, according to charging documents. The clerk was the only one in the store at the time.
The suspect demanded all the money in the till from the clerk, who told police he feared for his life. The robber was given roughly $300-400 before leaving the store and getting into a white passenger car and driving away, according to documents.
Two days later on Thursday, police met with “two confidential and credible informants” who gave police a Facebook video showing a man believed to be Parcell allegedly bragging about robbing a gas station. Police say the man in the video was wearing the same type of shoes as the man seen Tuesday robbing the gas station, charging documents indicate.
Police obtained a search warrant and searched Parcell’s apartment just after midnight on Friday, and he was taken into custody. After being read his Miranda rights, Parcell allegedly admitted to robbing the gas station at gunpoint, according to charging documents.
He allegedly told police he committed the robbery “for an adrenaline rush.” Parcell allegedly told police in detail about receiving the gun and racking a round in the chamber before entering the gas station, charging documents say. Parcell is said to be responsible for a number of vehicle burglaries in Logan and thefts in Ogden.
As of Friday afternoon, Parcell is being held at the Davis County Jail in lieu of a $26,000 cash-only bond. He has yet to have an initial appearance date set at Farmington’s 2nd District Court.