Logan man arrested after allegedly robbing individuals at knifepoint

Booking photo for Richard Opoku-Agyemang (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)

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.


will@cvradio.com

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12 Comments

  • Tony Escobar June 2, 2020 at 8:34 am Reply

    Black Lives Matter

    • Shadowshand June 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm Reply

      Not even a related issue.

    • One who knows June 3, 2020 at 10:49 am Reply

      thats racist… All Lives Matter..

  • Braf June 2, 2020 at 6:38 pm Reply

    So he took 50 dollars and a phone charger and is now facing life in prison? Did he even hurt anyone? I think I understand these riots now, imagine if he was white…

    • cody June 2, 2020 at 8:57 pm Reply

      He held them at knife point while robbing them. Black or white or any color would have resulted in the same conviction. Especially with his criminal history.
      Stop trying to turn this into a reason to incite more violence and hate. Please for the love of god.

      • Braf June 3, 2020 at 5:16 pm Reply

        You are right, we don’t need another reason for violence and it probably has nothing to do with race. But I do think life in prison is pretty extreme for a robbery; people have bad days and make dumb decisions. There are better ways to correct this behavior than making someone rot in a prison for the rest of your life over a dumb mistake.

        • Susan Goldsberry June 4, 2020 at 12:19 am Reply

          So you think robbery is okay?

          • Braf June 16, 2020 at 10:55 am

            Nope and I didn’t say that. I said LIFE IN PRISON is pretty extreme for robbery.

  • Kenneth Boakye June 19, 2020 at 12:44 pm Reply

    Hmmm😭

    • Koomson June 23, 2020 at 3:35 pm Reply

      Sad news

  • Koomson June 23, 2020 at 3:34 pm Reply

    I know this guy…. he was my school mate in Ghana….

  • Tomaxt July 1, 2020 at 12:52 am Reply

    I went to the same school with this guy he was my senior and very humble guy but why this??

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