ALCOA, Tenn. (WATE) — A suspect is in custody after a bank robbery in Louisville on Tuesday.
CBBC Bank on Topside Road in Blount County, near the intersection with Pellissippi Parkway, was robbed Tuesday afternoon, according to Emily Assenmacher, spokeswoman for the City of Alcoa.
Richard D. Hines, Jr., was arrested by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the incident. He is facing charges of bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
The bank is about 7 miles, across town, from the Walmart in Alcoa where a false call about a robbery occurred around the same time as the bank robbery.
After finishing the sweep of Walmart, Blount County Communications reported a robbery at the bank on Topside Road.
Hines fled on a motorcycle toward Alcoa Highway with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to a press release from the City of Alcoa.
“The suspect then wrecked on Alcoa Highway, fleeing on foot towards Airport Auto Auction. The suspect was spotted by APD units in the area and taken into custody by U.S. Marshal personnel, the department said in the release.
The cash and a firearm believed to be linked to the robbery have been recovered, Assenmacher said.
Hines is scheduled to be in court on January 25, 2023, before the Honorable Jill E. McCook, United States Magistrate Judge
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Anyone with information related to either the Walmart false call or the robbery incident should call the Alcoa Police Department at (865) 981-4111.
EDITORS NOTE: This story has been updated with new information.