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Cannon County Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Federal Prison for Committing Three Nashville Bank Robberies

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Tennessee

NASHVILLE – Clifton Knight, 62, of Woodbury, Tennessee, was sentenced today to 11 years in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, announced United States Attorney Henry C. Leventis. In August 2023, Knight pled guilty to a three-count Indictment charging him with three bank robberies in Nashville.

On January 4, 2022, Knight robbed a SunTrust Bank located on Hobbs Road in Nashville, where he took over $3,000.  On February 4, 2022, he robbed a SunTrust Bank on Old Hickory Boulevard in Hermitage, where he threatened a clerk and stole over $5,000.  Finally, on February 8, 2022, he robbed a Fifth Third Bank on Donelson Pike and took over $4,000. 

The case was investigated by the Metro Nashville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Montminy prosecuted the case.

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Mark H. Wildasin

Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney


Updated March 22, 2024

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