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Man Arrested in Robbery of Clayton Bank Branch in Knoxville

FBI Knoxville August 16, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Joyce McCants (865) 544-0751

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on August 16, 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) received a report that the Clayton Bank branch at 620 Market Street in Knoxville, Tennessee, was robbed by a lone male. The subject presented a demand note to bank personnel indicating that he had a weapon. After obtaining an undetermined amount of money from the bank, the subject fled on foot.

Responding officers with the Knoxville Police Department, with the cooperation of the public, made a quick arrest nearby. Arrested without incident was Nicholas Wayne Sandlin, age 62, from Knoxville, Tennessee. Sandlin is expected to make an initial appearance in federal court later today.

This matter is being investigated jointly by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF), composed of the FBI, KPD, and Knox County Sheriff's Office, and the KPD Major Crimes Unit.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.