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Powell, Wyo. • A prisoner let out of an Ogden, Utah, jail to go to the dentist is accused of holding up two banks in Wyoming.
The Powell Tribune (http://bit.ly/M5cbHW) reported Friday that 32-year-old Joshua Beckstead was arrested in Bismarck, N.D., on Wednesday on a federal warrant issued in Wyoming. Tellers at banks held up in Cody and Cheyenne last month picked Beckstead out of a photo lineup.
According to an FBI affidavit, Beckstead allegedly took a "bait pack" of money with recorded serial numbers from the First Bank of Wyoming in Cody on June 19.
Investigators say the robberies resemble a June 9 robbery in Maysville, Okla., and a May 15 hold up in Ogden. The warrant was issued after authorities in those states compared notes.
It was not immediately clear whether Beckstead has a lawyer yet.
Information from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune, http://www.powelltribune.com