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SALT LAKE CITY -- A former Marine charged with robbing a Sandy bank is back in jail after being released Tuesday morning to a halfway house.

Codie Carver appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sam Alba, who ordered Carver released to a halfway house on several conditions, including a mental evaluation. He also ordered Carver to participate in random drug tests, possess no firearms and to have no contact with employees at the bank he's accused of robbing.

Prosecutors filed an appeal.

U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell reversed Alba's order, and Carver was re-arrested. He will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshals until a mental evaluation is completed.

Carver is accused of robbing the Washington Mutual Bank at 7910 S. 1300 East on March 9.

Carver's case made news because his parents actually alerted police that he may be the man in surveillance video of the robbery. They say he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from his service in Iraq.

Carver turned himself in on March 12 after saying good-bye to his family. He admitted to being involved in the planning of the robbery but said he hired someone else to commit the crime. He also admitted that his white Durango was used in the crime.

Police say he is the only suspect in the bank robbery.

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