Men Facing Trial for $74,000 ATM Heist in Douglas Are Now Under Indictment for More Crimes
Two Idaho men awaiting trial in Casper for robbing $74,020 from an automatic teller machine in Douglas in December were indicted by a federal grand jury in Boise today for stealing about $130,000 more from other ATMs across the Rocky Mountain region.
Nathan Paul Davenport and Matthew Taber Annable formerly of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, are scheduled to go on trial in federal court in June, but the new multistate crime spree indictment could pose some jurisdictional juggling, said John Powell, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Cheyenne.
"When you have numerous jurisdictions under the federal system, one jurisdiction will take the lead and prosecutions in the other jurisdictions will normally funnel their cases to that one lead jurisdiction and they'll prosecute for all," Powell said.
"There's not a specific formula that's used, but normally they'll compare cases and decide who's got the strongest case and that case will move forward," he said. "If you have suspects that are caught right after the incident occurs that's usually the strongest case. Each one is evaluated differently."
So prosecutors, take your pick.
None of the heists was as hefty as the one at the Converse County Bank, but today's indictment showed Davenport, 34, and Annable, 39, did well elsewhere: $16,200 from Guaranty Bank in Castle Rock, Colo., on Dec. 11; $38,000 from Nebo Credit Union in Payson, Utah, on Dec. 14; $9,960 from Nebo Credit Union in Springville, Utah, on Dec. 14; $16,870 from Idaho Banking Co., in Boise on Jan. 5; $20,030 from Idaho Banking Co. in Meridian, Idaho, on Jan. 5, and finally $26,100 in McCall, Idaho, on Jan. 10.
The McCall caper could cause them the most trouble if they are convicted, because they used a Ruger semiautomatic rifle to shoot at pursuing police officers, according to the indictment.
Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony carries an automatic 10 years to life behind bars, Idaho U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson said in a press release.. Other charges and penalties facing the defendants include bank larceny with a dangerous weapon -- up to 25 years in prison; bank larceny -- up to 10 years; and conspiracy to commit bank larceny -- up to three years.
"The theft of the McCall ATM and subsequent shootout with local law enforcement officers were violent and dangerous acts," Olson said.