ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4) – Police have arrested a man who robbed a Pizza Hut while threatening to use a gun in St. George on Wednesday.
St. George Police says the suspect is Daxton Farr, 26. Authorities say the robbery took place at 1930 W Sunset Blvd. around 4:45 p.m.
Police say Farr entered the pizza shop and demanded money from the cash register while threatening employees, saying he was holding a gun in his pocket. Officers say an employee gave Farr about $70 from the cash register before he fled the scene.
Nearby businesses were locked down until the “situation was stabilized.”
Farr’s image was caught on surveillance camera footage. Police eventually spotted Farr walking on the road near 1740 N Dixie Downs Rd.
While being arrested, police discovered “a gray straw with burnt residue as well as a piece of tin foil also with burnt residue.” Farr later admitted the residue was fentanyl. Police say he also admitted to robbing the pizza shop, but denied possessing a firearm.
Officers say no injuries were sustained during the incident.
Farr has been arrested on three charges and is currently booked at the Washington County Jail.