Bank robbery suspect moved to Wyoming
By Emma Breysse, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
February 1, 2013
The man accused of robbing a Jackson bank on New Year’s Eve is in Wyoming today after spending nearly two weeks in Utah jails.
Federal authorities moved Corey Allan Donaldson, 39, from the Cache County Jail in Logan, Utah, on Thursday morning, jail staff said. At the end of business hours, he had yet to be checked into a Wyoming facility.
Cheyenne-based U.S. Attorneys spokesman John Powell said Donaldson is scheduled to appear in a Cheyenne court for his preliminary hearing Feb. 6. While Donaldson was arrested in Utah, and appeared twice in Utah courts, the rest of the case will be heard in Wyoming, Powell said.
Donaldson faces a federal bank robbery charge and up to 20 years in prison.
Authorities allege that he claimed to have placed military-grade explosives outside the Jackson Hole branch of U.S. Bank and threatened to set them off unless the bank’s manager gave him $2 million from the vault. He eventually made off with $140,750 from the vault, according to court files.
When law enforcement officers swept the area, they found no explosives either inside or outside the bank. Donaldson showed no weapons, relying on the bomb threat to get his way, court files said.
Police identified Donaldson 17 days later as the man who appeared in security tapes at the bank, with help from the owner of a Toyota Tundra pickup he allegedly drove that day.
Clinton, Utah, police arrested Donaldson in a taxi Jan. 22 after a witness notified police where he was, according to the Jackson Police Department.