A federal grand jury handed down eight criminal charges on Wednesday against Utah felon Robert Douglas Preece.

The indictment comes nine days after Preece was arrested in Portland, Ore. He was found sleeping in a stolen car there.

Police had been looking for the convicted killer since he was accidentally freed from jail Sept. 18 due to a paperwork error. During Preece's time on the lam, police say he robbed a gas station, a check cashing store, a sandwich shop and twice robbed a bank. They also believe he stole the car he was found sleeping inside.

Preece allegedly used a black handgun during the commission of each crime.

The federal charges include robbery, armed bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during a violent crime and possession of a firearm by a felon. The case has been assigned to Judge Dee Benson.