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

NASHVILLE – Antonio Peebles, 30, of Cookeville, Tennessee, was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with two counts of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Henry C. Leventis for the Middle District of Tennessee.

According to the indictment and prior media reports, on May 24, 2023, Peebles entered the Pinnacle Bank on Franklin Road in Brentwood, Tennessee, placed a bag on the bank counter and demanded money. The bank tellers gave Peebles money from their drawers and Peebles then fled on foot.

Peebles later robbed the Wilson Bank & Trust on Harpeth Drive in Brentwood, Tennessee, on June 12, 2023, in a similar manner. Peebles was arrested the same day by officers with the Brentwood Police Department.

If convicted, Peebles faces up to 20 years in federal prison on each count.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Brentwood Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Juliet Aldridge is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Mark H. Wildasin

Executive Assistant United States Attorney

(615) 736-2079

Updated October 20, 2023