Escaped Utah County Jail inmate apprehended; suspected accomplice also booked

Rebekah R. Robertson and Boyd Paul Anderson. Photos: Utah County

UTAH COUNTY, Utah, Dec. 13, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Utah County Jail inmate who escaped custody Wednesday is back behind bars on Friday.

“The inmate who escaped legal custody by cutting his GPS ankle monitor has been apprehended,” a notice from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office says. “A woman helping him was also arrested and booked into jail.”

The sheriff’s office responded to a tip Thursday from the South Salt Lake Police Department that the missing man, Boyd Paul Anderson, was in South Salt Lake.

“South Salt Lake Police discovered the pickup Anderson was driving and it was returned to the dealership in Provo,” the UCSO news release says. “Police were unable to contact anyone at a nearby apartment where they believed Anderson was.”

Sheriff’s investigators determined that Anderson, 49 and from Provo, likely was in the South Salt Lake apartment of Rebekah R. Robertson, 35.

“Detectives obtained a search warrant for the apartment and found both Anderson and Robertson inside,” the UCSO statement says. “They were both taken into custody without further incident.”

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Robertson has an extensive criminal history including convictions for burglary, theft, drug charges, false information, among other things, the statement says.

“She has booked into the Utah County jail at least 32 different times.”

Anderson was taken back to the Utah County Jail where charges of escape, a third-degree felony, and obstruction of justice, a class A misdemeanor, were added to his list of charges. He may face additional charges, the sheriff’s statement says.

Anderson has been booked into the Utah County Jail 37 different times beginning in 1997, an earlier news release said.

Robertson, who is currently on parole, was booked into jail on a hold with the Utah Department Adult Probation and Parole.  She will also be charged with obstructing justice, a class A misdemeanor, for her role in aiding Anderson during his escape, the statement says.

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