Bank robbery case to be tried in Cheyenne
By Emma Breysse, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Date: January 29, 2013
The case against an Australian man accused of robbing a Jackson bank on New Year’s Eve will be tried in Cheyenne.
Cheyenne-based federal prosecutors will prosecute Corey Allan Donaldson, 39, of Sandy, Utah, rather than turn the case over to Teton County authorities, said Wyoming U.S. Attorney John Powell. Federal Public Defender Jim Barrett confirmed Monday the case will remain in Cheyenne.
Federal marshals currently have Donaldson in custody in the Cache County Jail in Logan, Utah. He will be moved to a Wyoming jail before facing his preliminary hearing in federal district court, Barrett said.
Barrett represents Donaldson, but he said he has yet to meet his client and will not until he is moved to Wyoming. Barrett said he will make no statements about the case until he speaks with Donaldson.
Donaldson faces one federal bank robbery charge, according to his court file, which was released to the public Monday.
FBI agents allege that he is the same man who took $140,750 from the U.S. Bank on Powderhorn Lane in Jackson just before noon on New Year’s Eve.
The charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, according to federal law.