Trial set for accused credit union robber

ST. GEORGE – A trial date has been set for a man accused of robbing a credit union in July.

Jerry Dee Wells, of Price, Utah, booking photo posted July 4, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News
Jerry Dee Wells, of Price, Utah, booking photo posted July 4, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Jerry Dee Wells, 45, of Price, Utah, appeared before Judge Michael Westfall in 5th District Court Tuesday afternoon for a status review of his case in which a jury trial date was set for Sept. 19.

Wells was arrested on July 4 for the alleged robbery of the Mountain America Credit Union, located at 123 S. River Road in St. George, the day prior. During the robbery, Wells reportedly handed a teller a note demanding money. Once he received an undisclosed amount of cash, Wells fled on foot in an unknown direction. No weapons were displayed or used during the robbery, according to police reports.

Wells was charged with second-degree felony robbery and pleaded not guilty to the charges in August.

Wells also faces a third-degree felony theft charge in an unrelated case that occurred the same day as the credit union robbery. According to court documents, he allegedly stole a bicycle from an assisted living center where he had asked staff there for some water. Surveillance video reportedly shows Wells leaving the area on the stolen bicycle which was valued at around $2,000.

A preliminary hearing regarding the bicycle theft has been set for Sept. 15.

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1 Comment

  • Koolaid September 4, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Without worthy ward recommendation, he’ll probably get more jail time than those church guys who stole bundles of money, such as that guy in Cedar who embezzled for years and, here’s the kicker, doesn’t have to pay back all the money! This guy probably will be thrown to the dogs!

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