A jury has convicted a former United Parcel Service administrator of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery but found him not guilty of aggravated robbery in the holdup of a UPS truck.
Cary Clark Nichols, 29, of Salt Lake City, was the second of three defendants to be tried in the robbery of $16,000 on June 28 at the Ogden UPS Center.The eight-member 2nd District Court jury deliberated nearly four hours Friday before returning the verdict, which disappointed attorneys on both sides.
Aggravated robbery is a first-degree felony, while conspiracy is a second-degree felony punishable by one to 15 years imprisonment.
Deputy Weber County Attorney Les Daroczi had contended Nichols was the "inside man" who provided information to a gunman and driver of the getaway car.
He said that while Nichols did not physically participate in the robbery, the two charges were essentially the same because aiding and abetting are elements of an aggravated robbery.
Aaron Olsen, 26, of West Jordan, is serving a five-years-to-life term in the Utah State Prison for his role as the gunman. Stephen Troy Powell, 27, of Salt Lake City, awaits trial on charges he masterminded the robbery and drove the getaway car.