Suspect arrested after Seymour bank robbery

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A suspect is in custody after a bank robbery Monday morning in Seymour.

Joshua A. Baird, 35, of Seymour was arrested and charged with the robbery of the Tennessee Connect Credit Bureau on the morning of Monday, February 11. 

The FBI says Baird entered the bank in disguise, implied he had a weapon, and demanded money. He fled the bank with the cash in a white 2003 Ford Expedition.

Shortly after the robbery, Sevier County sheriff’s deputies spotted the vehicle and gave chase. The FBI says he got away for a time in East Knox County. The vehicle was found in the 8700 block of Asheville Highway.

If convicted of bank robbery, Baird faces up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000, any applicable forfeiture, and a $100 special assessment.

The investigation and seizure of evidence was conducted by the Knoxville Division of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, which is comprised of law enforcement officers from the Knoxville Police Department and Knox County Sheriff’s Office, as well as agents from the FBI. 

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