Man arrested after Wells Fargo robberies in Layton, Kaysville

Charles Arrington. Photo Courtesy: Davis County Jail

LAYTON/KAYSVILLE, Utah, Oct. 24, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A man has been arrested after bank robberies in Layton and Kaysville, officials said Thursday afternoon.

“On the afternoon of Oct. 17, the Wells Fargo bank in Layton was robbed at gunpoint,” said a news release from Layton Police Department.

“On Oct. 19, the Wells Fargo bank in Kaysville was also robbed. No injuries were sustained during the robberies. The description of the suspect in both robberies was similar.”

Layton CSI staff were able to obtain a fingerprint from a document used in the Layton robbery that identified the suspect as 51-year-old Layton resident Charles Arrington. Arrington matched the description given by witnesses in the two robberies.

Investigators from Layton, Kaysville, and the FBI collaborated on the investigation and obtained an arrest warrant for Arrington. Those investigators tracked him to a hotel in Salt Lake City.

“The U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Apprehension Team was asked to assist, and they took Mr. Arrington into custody just before 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, Oct. 23,” the news release said.

“The arrest was made in the parking lot of the hotel Mr. Arrington was staying at. Mr. Arrington did not resist and no one was injured during the arrest. A gun was recovered from Mr. Arrington’s hotel room which is similar to the one used in the Layton robbery.”

Arrington was booked into the Davis County Jail for two counts of aggravated robbery.

“Layton PD wants to thank our federal and local law enforcement partners for their assistance and cooperation in this case,” the news release said.


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