EDITOR'S NOTE: Charges against Mr. Maw were dropped by the Weber County Attorney's Office on June 27 after police discovered new evidence in the case. It is the Standard-Examiner's policy to not remove stories, however, it is important to note the adjudication of this charge.
OGDEN — Police have arrested a man in connection with a bank robbery that took place Tuesday in Ogden.
Kerry Jason Maw, 48, was booked into the Weber County Jail sometime Wednesday morning, according to jail records. Maw is being held on one count of robbery, a second-degree felony.
Just after noon Tuesday, police say a white man entered a Wells Fargo bank located at 4301 Harrison Blvd. and passed a note to a bank 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 suspect left in a forest green Dodge pickup and was last seen traveling southbound on Harrison Boulevard.
Ogden Police began circulating photos of the robbery suspect on social media Tuesday afternoon. Around 8:30 p.m., police were notified by Harrisville Police Chief Maxwell Jackson that he allegedly knew who the suspect was, and gave his name to the OPD. Jackson indicated he believed the man was Maw.
At first, Ogden Police were unsure of Maw as a suspect, indicating in charging documents that his drivers license photo made him look much younger than the robbery suspect. Later police found a more recent photo on Facebook, which looked consistent with surveillance photos taken from the robbery, police say.
Ogden Police said in a press release Wednesday morning that Maw was taken into police custody around 11 p.m. Tuesday. He was booked into jail in the hours following.
Maw is being held at the Weber County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond. As of Wednesday morning, he has yet to be assigned an initial appearance date in Ogden’s 2nd District Court.