LOGAN — The 17-year-old teenager accused of robbing the Hyrum Subway restaurant Monday morning, will be tried as an adult.
The male juvenile appeared in 1st District Court Thursday afternoon. He was arraigned on five charges that include robbery, a first-degree felony, obstructing justice, a second-degree felony, and three misdemeanor drug charges. The suspect’s identity is being withheld because he is a minor.
Judge Thomas Willmore ordered the defendant to be transferred from the Juvenile Detention Center to the Cache County Jail, and be held without bail. The order came after prosecutors told the court that the defendant had an extensive criminal history and had been ordered to home confinement.
The second suspect, 19-year-old Levi Peiffer was also arraigned on similar charges. He appeared by closed-circuit video from jail, where he is being held without bail.
Sheriff’s deputies allege that the 17-year-old teenager walked into the restaurant wearing a ski mask and demanded money or he would start shooting. The clerk noticed a bulge in his jacket and fearing that it was a weapon, gave him the money in the cash drawer. The suspect ran out of the restaurant and fled on foot with Peiffer, who was standing by the door.
Multiple agencies including K-9 teams responded to the area and found both men at an apartment. They were questioned and later arrested.
During Thursday’s court appearances, Judge Willmore set a preliminary hearing for both men on January 6.
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