Two arrested in armed robbery


ST. GEORGE – St. George police arrested two suspects for armed bank robbery after Beehive Credit Union was robbed at gunpoint earlier this afternoon.

Kristopher Kenneth Johnson, 20, from Henderson, Nev., was arrested on second degree felony for possession of a weapon by a restricted person and a first degree felony for aggravated robbery.

Brett Danny Shumway, 41, of Las Vegas, was arrested for aggravated robbery.

Both are being held without the option of bail.

Officer Johnny Heppler said the two are being investigated by St. George detectives and the FBI.

Police responded to Beehive Credit Union, 1227 E 100 S, on a bank robbery after a male entered the lobby carrying a handgun, Heppler said. The male allegdely pointed the handgun at the teller and demanded money. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The money was equipped with a dye pack that activated in the area. Heppler confirmed that the handgun was loaded.

The male was wearing a dark long-sleeved plaid shirt and a light-colored makeshift mask, both items were recovered by police.

"A short time later, a patrol officer with the St. George Police Department observed a vehicle in the area of I-15 SB exit 6. The vehicle had an expired registration and the occupants were acting suspiciously," Heppler said in a press release. "The officer stopped the vehicle at exit 4 and made contact with the occupants. Items of evidence, including a long-sleeved plaid shirt, a handgun, and a makeshift mask with possible dye on it, were located inside the vehicle, linking the two occupants to the bank robbery."

The money was recovered, Heppler said.

“This is a significant crime in our community and I am impressed with the quality of hard work the officers and detectives put in to bring this case to a close so promptly and efficiently. It is both comforting and gratifying to know the suspects were safely apprehended with no further violence to the community or the officers," said St. George Police Chief Marlon Stratton.

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