Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bonners Ferry Man Sentenced for Violent ATM Theft in McCall and String of Prior ATM Larcenies across the U.S.

BOISE — Matthew Taber Annable, 40, formerly of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, was sentenced Tuesday to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to commit bank larceny, and aiding and abetting bank larceny by use of a dangerous weapon, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Annable pleaded guilty to the charges on April 20, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, on January 10, 2014, Annable and his co-defendant, Nathan Paul Davenport, 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. They stole a Ford truck in McCall, which Davenport used to pull the door off the ATM. When Davenport was escaping with the proceeds, he twice stopped the stolen truck and fired a Ruger .223 caliber assault rifle at pursing McCall Police Department officers. The officers’ vehicles were hit numerous times, but no one was injured. Davenport and Annable communicated over an open cell phone connection during the larceny and shootings and then met up after Davenport evaded the pursuing McCall Police officers. They moved the firearms, tools, and stolen ATM money from the stolen Ford to their own vehicle and escaped. However, on January 12, 2014, Davenport and Annable were arrested in Utah. When arrested, Davenport was carrying a bag with the proceeds of the McCall ATM larceny, approximately $27,000, and Annable was carrying approximately $11,000 from a prior larceny.

The McCall shooting and larceny were the final crimes in an ATM larceny spree that stretched from October, 2012, through January, 2014, through Florida, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and other states. These larcenies included two committed against Idaho Banking Company in Boise and Meridian on January 5, 2014.

In addition to imposing a ten-year prison term, Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge ordered that Annable serve five years of supervised release after his prison term, and pay restitution to victims, primarily the affected banks, of $527,715.15. Judge Lodge also ordered forfeiture of any proceeds of the crimes. Davenport, was sentenced on June 22, 2015, to a prison term of 217 months. The sentences for both men will be offset by 12 months and five days already spent in custody for related charges in Wyoming, and credit for time since their detention in Idaho on these charges.

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