Three arrested in Lewiston on aggravated robbery charges

Cache County Sheriff’s officials have arrested three Cache Valley men on aggravated robbery charges. The arrests come in connection with a report of an armed robbery Monday morning in Lewiston. The report was called in to authorities at about 12:30 a.m. from a man and a woman. When deputies arrived, they reportedly found a 19-year-old woman parked on the side of the road. The woman told authorities that her 18-year-old male friend had left the scene and went home, but the two had been stopped by two men armed with knives who pulled them out of their car and took their wallets and cell phone. According to sheriff’s reports, the two suspects ran off and the victims drove away and parked near the Lewiston Bank where the male victim left and went home. After investigating the incident and receiving statements from both alleged victims, officials found the stories didn’t match very well. Detectives reportedly were able to to get information that led them to two suspects, 24-year-old Jeremy Baird and 18-year-old Tyler Andrus. Detectives interviewed the pair and determined that the robbery was set up by the two suspects and the 18-year-old friend of the woman, Carson Wright, in order to steal drugs that the woman was reportedly going to sell to Wright. The three men are being held in the Cache County Jail on $50,000 bail on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated robbery, and second-degree felony charges of conspiracy and distribution of a controlled substance.

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