Logan Police detain 8 after alleged armed robbery
LOGAN, Utah - Eight people were detained by police in Logan on Thursday morning in connection with an alleged armed robbery, and six of them were later booked into the Cache County Jail on drug charges.
“The robbery complaint is still being investigated at this time,” Capt. Tyson Budge stated in a late-afternoon press release. “Evidence has been collected and both crime scenes searched. Further charges are pending and will be screened with the County Attorney’s office at the conclusion of the investigation.”
Police say the entire incident most likely stemmed from a situation involving narcotics.
Budge said officers responded to a residence in the area of 700 South and 200 West at about 4 a.m. after receiving delayed reports of the robbery.
While officers were patrolling the area, they reportedly saw several suspects leave the area at about 7 a.m., and officers went in pursuit of two different vehicles.
One of those vehicles was stopped in the area of 300 North and Main Street, and two people were apprehended there. A short time later, police zeroed in on a home on the west side of 600 North where the suspects were believed to be hiding.
Police and SWAT officers established a perimeter in the neighborhood, and at about 10 a.m., four adults and three children walked out of the home freely and were transported to the police department for questioning, Budge said.
Another adult male was taken into custody at that location about an hour later as police prepared to make entry with a robot, and a woman also believed to be involved was detained at a separate location.
After interviewing each of the people detained, Budge said six were arrested and transported to the jail.
One of the drivers, Joseph Landon, 26, was booked into jail on suspicion of evading, distribution of methamphetamine, and drug possession.
Daniel Folla, 32; Jessi Wolford, 30; Linda Folla, 67; Michael Barson, 32; and Andrew Wilson, 29; were all booked into the jail on a variety of drug possession charges, including the possession of methamphetamines, heroin and marijuana.