OGDEN — Authorities say a man charged with robbing an Ogden bank earlier this month is no longer a suspect in the case, and the charge is expected to be dropped against him.
Prosecutors filed a motion Wednesday morning to drop a second-degree felony robbery charge against 48-year-old Harrisville resident Kerry Jason Maw. Maw was arrested on June 5 and booked into the Weber County Jail a day after a Wells Fargo Bank located at 4301 Harrison Blvd. was robbed.
Police say a white man entered the bank and passed a note to a teller, according to charging documents. The note reportedly said “This is a bank robbery. Give me all your loose 100s.” The teller gave the suspect $5,400 in cash before the man left the bank.
The Ogden Police Department said in a press release Wednesday afternoon that police “discovered new evidence” linking a different suspect to the robbery. Earlier in the day, the Weber County Attorney’s Office filed a motion to dismiss the charge against Maw without prejudice.
Weber County Attorney Christopher Allred said in an email Wednesday that, “evidence amounting to probable cause existed to charge Maw initially.”
“However, through diligent ongoing investigation OPD has discovered new evidence linking another suspect to the bank robbery,” Allred said in the email. Allred said he’s “hopeful” the new information in the case could be made pubic in the near future.
Maw’s attorney, Ryan Bushell, told the Standard-Examiner he believes the case is that of mistaken identity, and he appreciates that the county attorney’s office was willing to work with him and Maw to resolve the charges.
“The state got this one right,” Bushell said in reference to the state’s motion to dismiss.
Bushell made note that prosecutors have proposed to dismiss the robbery charge without prejudice, meaning prosecutors have the option to refile charges if they see fit.
As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, a district judge had yet to sign off and approve the motion, according to online court documents.
The investigation into the robbery is ongoing, according to Ogden Police. An additional suspect has yet to be publicly identified as of Wednesday afternoon.