LOGAN — A 22-year-old Logan man remains in jail on $51,000 bail after police say he robbed several people by knifepoint while already on probation for other crimes. Richard Opoku-Agyemang was booked into the Cache County Jail Friday night.
Opoku-Agyemang was arraigned in 1st District Court Monday afternoon, appearing by web conference from jail. He was charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; and, possession or use of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor.
Cache County Deputy Attorney Griffin Hazzard told the court how Opoku-Agyemang was suspected of robbing the alleged victims with a knife on May 26. He forced them to strip to their underwear and then searched through their clothes, stealing a phone and charging bank.
According to Logan City police officers, the alleged victims claimed Opoku-Agyemang had an “elk or deer horn” knife. He also stole $50 before fleeing on foot.
Officers located Opoku-Agyemang on Friday and questioned him. He denied having any memory of the robbery. He also allegedly had methamphetamine in his wallet.
Hazzard told the court that Opoku-Agyemang was already on probation for other crimes when the alleged robbery occurred. He asked the court to hold the suspect without bail, claiming he was a public safety risk.
Judge Angela Fonnesbeck said she was deeply concerned about the public’s safety. She still granted bail but ordered that Opoku-Agyemang follow pretrial probation if he is able to post the $51,000 bond. She also ordered him to appear again in court June 8.
Opoku-Agyemang could face up to life in prison if convicted.