Man Accused in Assault of Courier is Indicted

Man Accused in Assault of Courier is Indicted

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- A Hyrum man accused of pepper-spraying a bank courier who then clobbered him and held for police has been indicted on a federal robbery charge.

Jason Wiberg, 35, was charge last week in Salt Lake City under the Hobbs Act for a crime involving interstate commerce.

Federal prosecutors allege that on May 25, Wiberg attacked Tyler Kerby, 23, a Loomis Fargo and Co. courier delivering money to a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Logan.

Wiberg allegedly attacked the courier with pepper spray, but Kerby struck back with his gun and held the man at gunpoint until police arrived.

A preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday in 1st District Court in Logan was canceled and the state charge of first-degree felony aggravated robbery was dismissed because of the federal indictment.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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