LOGAN — A judge has ordered Brendan Olsen to remain in jail without bail as prosecutors file more charges against him. The 20-year-old Logan man is accused of robbing a convenience store at Utah State last week.
Olsen appeared in 1st District Court by video from the Cache County Jail Monday afternoon. Earlier, prosecutors filed one charge of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, against him. In a second case, they charged him with burglary, a third-degree felony, and seven counts of theft and mail theft.
Judge Kevin Allen read to Olsen the charges against him. He explained that they carry a maximum penalty of life in prison. He also assigned him a public defender.
Prosecutor Griffin Hazzard told the court the two felony cases against Olsen allegedly happened within a couple days of each other. He asked that the suspect be kept in jail without bail.
Police arrested Olsen October 12 after he allegedly tried to rob the Quickstop, inside the Taggart Student Center Thursday night. He purportedly told the clerk he had a weapon but not brandish it. He was wearing a camo hat, hoodie and khaki pants.
Police were able to obtain security camera footage from inside the student center. It showed a man matching Olsen’s description carrying a backpack, walking through the halls. In another photo, he was seen wearing a Halloween-type mask.
During Monday’ court appearance, Olsen said he didn’t have a weapon at the time of the alleged robbery. He also explained how he turned himself into police.
Judge Allen sided with Hazzard and ordered Olsen to be kept behind bars for now. He ordered him to appear again in court October 23.