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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Spring Hill Man Pleads Guilty To Cross-State Robbery Spree

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Christopher Michael Nelson (43, Spring Hill) yesterday pleaded guilty to six counts of bank robbery. Nelson faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to the plea agreements, in the five-day span between February 14 and February 18, 2014, Nelson robbed banks in Brandon, Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. On February 20, 2014, Nelson was arrested at the Hard Rock Casino Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carlton C. Gammons.

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Updated January 26, 2015