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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Utah

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Evans Sentenced to 84 Months in Federal Prison after Pleading Guilty to Armed Bank Robbery

            SALT LAKE CITY - David Warren Evans, age 44, of Magna, Utah, convicted of a September 2013 armed robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank located at 1255 East Brickyard Road in Salt Lake City, will serve 84 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell imposed the sentence Wednesday afternoon.

            Judge Campbell also ordered Evans to be on supervised release for 60 months after he concludes his federal prison sentence. He also must pay $1,759 in restitution to Wells Fargo Bank.

            In a December plea agreement, Evans admitted that he entered the bank wearing a hooded black sweatshirt, black sunglasses, and a red bandana over his head. He handed the teller a note demanding cash. He held what appeared to be a black handgun so it was visible to the teller during the robbery. The teller complied with his demands.

            Evans also admitted he robbed a Wells Fargo Bank located at 4740 South 900 East in Murray in September 2013. He approached the teller and handed her a note that read: “This is a robbery, don’t make it a murder.” The teller complied with his demands.

            In addition to other evidence, still photos from the robberies were released to the media and members of the public and law enforcement officers identified Evans as robbery suspect.

            The case was investigated by the Utah Safe Streets Task Force, the FBI and Salt Lake City and Murray City Police Departments. It was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Salt Lake City.

Updated March 17, 2015