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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Tennessee

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Nashville Man Facing Federal Charges For July Bank Robberies


            James Orion Fox, 49, of Nashville, Tennessee, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury and charged with two counts of bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.

            According to the indictment and court documents, on July 11, 2018, Fox entered the Fifth Third Bank on Murfreesboro Pike and placed a bag and note on the counter indicating that this was a robbery and stated that he had a gun.  The bank teller placed money from the cash drawer in the bag and Fox fled the bank. The subsequent investigation identified Fox as the person responsible and on July 13, 2018, a criminal complaint and warrant was issued, charging Fox with Bank Robbery.

            While Fox was being sought for this robbery, the indictment alleges that on July 24, 2018, he robbed the Fifth Third Bank on Church Street, in Downtown Nashville.  Fox was subsequently located and arrested on August 5, 2018, by officers with the Smyrna Police Department.

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

            This case was investigated by the FBI; the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the Smyrna 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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David Boling Public Information Officer 615-736-5956
Updated August 16, 2018