Summit County man accused in Park City bank robbery
March 1, 2011
Prosecutors by Tuesday morning had not filed formal charges against a man accused of robbing the Key Bank branch on Snow Creek Drive on Friday, with the Summit County Attorney’s Office indicating that charges could be filed as early as late Tuesday.
Cody Wade McCormick, who is 27 years old and resides in Summit County, was booked into the Summit County Jail on a charge of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.
The prosecutors will decide whether to stick with the charge of aggravated robbery that he was booked into jail on. They could also add charges as well once they are formalized.
A first-degree felony is punishable by a prison sentence of five years to life and a $10,000 fine upon conviction.
The Summit County Jail was holding McCormick on Tuesday morning. Bail is set at $20,000.
The Summit County Attorney’s Office said the case was still being screened on Tuesday morning.
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The authorities captured McCormick early Friday evening, finding him a short distance from where the Park City Police Department claims he made off with an undisclosed amount of money earlier that afternoon.
Police Chief Wade Carpenter said two police investigators and two FBI agents took the man into custody on the 1500 block of lower Iron Horse Drive at about 5:30 p.m.
The suspect was in the common area of a commercial building, the police chief said. McCormick recently lived in Kamas and Oakley, according to Carpenter.
Investigators found the man approximately three hours after the police descended on the bank. The police said the man handed a teller a note requesting money at a little after 2 p.m. He left in a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee, the police said.
Carpenter said investigators obtained an image of the suspect from a bank surveillance camera and broadcasted it to other law enforcement agencies.
An officer in an area agency recognized McCormick. Another officer in a different agency went to a neighborhood he is known to frequent, Carpenter said. Someone who knows McCormick positively identified the person, the police chief said.
A Park City police officer looking for the suspect located the Jeep Cherokee in a Prospector parking lot. The police searched the area and found him.
Carpenter said McCormick threatened to use a weapon while he was in the bank, but he did not show the people inside one. The police did not find a weapon when he was arrested, Carpenter said.
The police chief said investigators are not searching for an accomplice.
Five law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation — the Police Department, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, the Kamas Police Department and the FBI.
At 2:55 p.m., approximately 45 minutes after the Key Bank robbery, someone at another Park City bank contacted the police reporting a suspicious man was inside earlier. The man was "slightly heavy set" and was wearing a blue ski jacket and red beanie, police dispatchers were told. The person did not have facial hair, the police were told.
Carpenter said the physical description of the person involved in the 2:55 p.m. report does not match McCormick. The police chief said investigators are not looking into a link.