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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Seymour Resident Charged With Bank Robbery

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On February 11, 2019, a complaint was filed in U.S. District Court charging Joshua A. Baird, 35, of Seymour, Tennessee, with robbery of the Tennessee Connect Credit Bureau in Seymour, Tennessee, on the morning of February 11, 2019.

Baird appeared in federal court on February 12, 2019, and a detention hearing was set for 1:30 p.m. on February 14, 2019.  This case has not yet been set for trial. 

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.  The Sevier County Sheriff’s office also assisted with the investigation and capture of the suspect.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent N. Jones will represent the United States in court proceedings.  

Members of the public are reminded that a complaint 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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Updated February 12, 2019