Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Bonners Ferry Man Indicted for Violent ATM Theft in McCall

BOISE — Nathan Paul Davenport, 34, of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Boise for bank larceny by use of a dangerous weapon and use of a deadly weapon during a felony offense, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

The indictment charges that on January 10, 2014, Davenport broke into and stole cash from an automated teller machine (ATM) located at the Idaho First Bank in McCall, Idaho. The indictment further alleges that using a Ruger assault rifle, he shot at responding law enforcement officers in connection with the offense.

“Those who use firearms to commit violent crimes will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted,” said Olson. “The FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office will move swiftly and decisively where evidence shows that those individuals attempt to injure law enforcement officers who themselves are trying to keep our communities safe. Along with our local law enforcement partners, we will continue to investigate this incident.”

Davenport and another individual, Matthew Taber Annable, 39, were arrested without incident on January 12, 2014, in Orem, Utah, in connection with a separate ATM robbery in Wyoming. The two men appeared in federal court in Salt Lake City on Monday afternoon on a Wyoming federal complaint charging them with an ATM theft in Douglas, Wyoming on December 8, 2013.

The charge of bank larceny by use of a dangerous weapon as charged in the Idaho indictment is punishable by up to 25 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to five years of supervised release. The charge of use of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony offense is punishable by a mandatory minimum of ten years up to life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to five years supervised release.

The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Idaho State Police, the Valley County Sheriff’s Office, and the McCall Police Department.

Indictments and complaints are a means of charging a person with criminal activity. They are not evidence. The person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.