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Nashville Man Indicted for Bank Robbery While on Supervised Release from Federal Prison for Two Other Bank Robbery Convictions

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

NASHVILLE – A federal grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging Jeremy Stacey Godwin, 44, of Nashville, Tennessee, with one count of bank robbery, announced Henry C. Leventis, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

According to the indictment and publicly available information, on April 9, 2024, Godwin entered a Truist Bank on Nolensville Pike in Nashville, and demanded money while threatening the use of a firearm. The bank teller gave Godwin approximately $2,400, then Godwin fled on foot. Godwin was arrested when a concerned citizen contacted law enforcement after seeing local media reports of the bank robbery which showed bank video images of the suspect.

At the time of the robbery, Godwin was on supervised release after serving his prison sentences for prior convictions in the Middle District of Tennessee of robbing a Sun Trust Bank in Nashville on September 3, 2016, and robbing a Chase Bank in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 8, 2017.

If convicted, Godwin faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Metro Nashville Police Department. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Jaworski is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Mark H. Wildasin

Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney

(615) 736-2079

Updated May 16, 2024

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