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Bomb-threat robbers handed prison terms
Two Utah County men accused of using bomb threats to divert attention while they robbed banks have been given prison terms. Troy Wendell Hansen, 41, of American Fork, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Dee Benson to nine years and Steven Berrett Bingham, 27, of Provo, to 8 1/2 years. The two, who agreed to plea bargains, were charged with robbing two Orem banks and one Herriman bank. Co-defendant Brian B. Tucker, 39, of Provo, also has pleaded guilty in the case and will be sentenced later this spring.
Suspect charged with attempted murder
A Salt Lake City man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting another man in a hotel parking lot on March 16. Anthony J. McGloin, who remained at large Thursday, faces the first-degree felony charges in 3rd District Court. Officers responding to an unrelated incident at a night club near 400 South and West Temple around 2:30 a.m. heard gunfire about a block to the south. When they arrived, they found the victim, Carl Swanigan, on the ground with a gunshot wound to his face. Witness statements led police to initially believe the shooting was accidental. The investigation however, revealed that there had been a fight, and McGloin fled after allegedly shooting Swanigan, according to the charges.