Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bonners Ferry Men Indicted for Violent ATM Theft in McCall and ATM Thefts in Boise, Meridian, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming

BOISE — Nathan Paul Davenport, 34, and Matthew Taber Annable, 39, both formerly of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, were indicted today by a federal grand jury in Boise for multiple bank larcenies, conspiracy, and use of a deadly weapon during a felony offense, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

The indictment, which supersedes an earlier indictment filed only against Davenport, charges that on January 10, 2014, Davenport and Annable, aiding and abetting each other, broke into and stole cash from an automated teller machine (ATM) located at the Idaho First Bank in McCall, Idaho. The indictment alleges that they possessed, carried, used, and discharged a firearm, specifically a Ruger semiautomatic rifle, in connection with the offense. The rifle was used to shoot at pursuing police officers. The indictment additionally charges both men with individual ATM larcenies committed against Idaho Banking Company in Boise and Meridian on January 5, 2014. The indictment also alleges conspiracy to commit a string of ATM larcenies in December, 2013 and January, 2014, which occurred in Wyoming; Colorado; Utah; Boise and Meridian, Idaho; and finally cumulated with the ATM theft in McCall, Idaho. Forfeiture allegations are also filed for the purpose of forfeiting firearms connected with the crimes and proceeds of the crimes.

“The theft of the McCall ATM and subsequent shootout with local law enforcement officers were violent and dangerous acts,” said Olson. “Where firearms are used to facilitate crimes such as this one and the associated conspiracy, Idaho law enforcement’s strong partnerships and ability to work with agencies in other states allow us to move quickly and decisively. The investigation has been detailed and thorough to allow us to bring these additional charges.”

“The FBI appreciates the outstanding cooperation and professionalism of the Boise Police Department, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, McCall Police Department, Valley County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, United States Attorney’s Office, and many other law enforcement agencies in Idaho, Utah, Texas, and Wyoming,” said Mary Rook, FBI Special Agent in Charge for Utah, Idaho and Montana. “The joint efforts of these agencies were instrumental in resolving this case and ending a trail of ATM burglaries throughout the west. This case is an excellent example of what can be accomplished through cooperative law enforcement action.”

Davenport and Annable were arrested without incident on January 12, 2014, in Orem, Utah, in connection with a separate ATM robbery in Wyoming. The two men are currently in federal custody in Wyoming.

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 charge of bank larceny is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release. The charge of conspiracy to commit bank larceny is punishable by up to five years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of 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.