FARMINGTON - A man who wore red and white underwear during a Christmas Eve robbery last year was sentenced to prison last week.
Matthew James Quayle-Herren 30, was sentenced last week to one to 15 years in the Utah State Prison for the Dec. 24, 2013 robbery of the Bountiful Subway restaurant.
He pleaded guilty in February to one count of second-degree felony robbery.
In addition to the prison sentence, 2nd District Court Judge Glen Dawson recommended that Quayle-Herren be placed in Utah State Prison’s controlled substance abuse program. He also ordered that if Quayle-Herren isn’t placed in the program, that he be placed in the Northern Utah Community Correctional Center substance abuse program when he is released from prison.
At the time of his arrest, police said Quayle-Herren entered the restaurant with his face covered with a red bandana and sunglasses. He was wearing a dark hoodie. His loose-fitting jeans showed his red and white underwear.
Quayle-Herren lifted his shirt for the employee at the cash register to see what looked like the butt of a gun and demanded cash. The employee opened the register and backed away, police said and Quayle-Herren took about $70 in cash and fled the store.
The employee told police he saw the robber get into an older SUV and and head toward the freeway. A Davis County Sheriff’s deputy pulled the vehicle over at about 600 N. 500 West in Bountiful.
Officers obtained a search warrant and found a black hoodie on I-15 where it had been thrown from the vehicle.
A probable cause statement said that an evidence technician pointed out the red and white underwear that he saw while photographing Quayle-Herren.