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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Knoxville Man Charged in Recent Suntrust Bank Robbery

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Mark A. Stallings, 58, of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, was arrested for the March 5, 2018, robbery of the Suntrust Bank on Andrew Johnson Highway in Knoxville.  Stallings appeared before the Honorable Dennis H. Inman, U.S. Magistrate Judge on March 14, 2018.  He will remain in custody pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 21, 2018.

Details of the robbery can be found in the criminal complaint and supporting affidavit on file with the U.S. District Court.  According to the affidavit, on March 5, 2018, Stallings entered the Suntrust Bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money. 

The arrest of Stallings is the result of the joint efforts of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, comprised of the FBI, Knoxville Police Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and Knox County Major Crimes Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly A. Norris will represent the United States in court proceedings.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment constitutes only charges and that every person is presumed innocent until his or her guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Contact: 
Sharry Dedman-Beard Public Information Officer 865.225.1671 sharry.dedman-beard@usdoj.gov
Updated March 15, 2018