Roy Resident Pleads Guilty to Robbery, Firearms Violation; Plea Agreement Includes 180-Month Prison Sentence
SALT LAKE CITY—Justin Andrew Adams, age 32, of Roy, charged in a federal indictment returned in November 2014 with three Weber County robberies and three firearms violations, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Friday morning to one robbery and one firearms violation.
Adams admitted that he committed an Oct. 30, 2014, robbery of a Walmart located at 4848 South 900 West in Riverdale. He admitted he threatened to shoot the cashier during the robbery. He also admitted that on the same day, he was in possession of an unregistered short-barrel rifle.
The plea agreement executed Friday morning includes a recommended sentence of 180 months in federal prison to be followed by 36 months of supervised release. Adams is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 8, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. by U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby.
In addition to the Walmart robbery in Riverdale, Adams was also charged with an Oct. 24, 2014, robbery of the Walgreens Pharmacy located at 1208 Washington Boulevard in Ogden and an Oct. 26, 2014, robbery of a Walmart located at 1710 East Skyline Drive in South Ogden. He also was charged with using a firearm during a crime of violence and possession of a firearm by a restricted person. Although these charges will be dismissed at sentencing, the plea agreement includes a stipulated agreement that this relevant conduct can be considered as a part of the facts the Court takes into consideration in sentencing Adams.
Adams was arrested by police officers responding to the Riverdale Walmart robbery.
The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah. The FBI, the ATF, the Weber County Sheriff’s Office and police departments in Ogden, South Ogden, and Riverdale contributed to the investigation.