Serial Bank Robber Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
Defendant Previously Served 70-Month Sentence for Bank Robbery
Floyd Calvin Clanton, Jr., 58, of Nashville, Tenn., was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on six counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
According to the indictment, on April 22, 2016, Clanton robbed the SunTrust Bank, located at 1715 West End Avenue in Nashville. The indictment also alleges that Clanton robbed the Regions Bank at 1140 Nashville Pike in Gallatin, Tennessee on April 25, 2016; the U. S. Bank at 4670 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage, Tennessee, on May 19, 2016; the Wells Fargo Bank at 4740 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage, Tennessee, on May 24, 2016; the Old Hickory Federal Credit Union, 1401 West Main Street, Lebanon, Tennessee, on June 3, 2016, and again on June 10, 2016.
The indictment also alleges that on June 10, 2016, Clanton attempted to rob the SunTrust Bank, 240 West Main Street, Lebanon, Tennessee, minutes before again robbing the Old Hickory Federal Credit Union at 1401 West Main Street in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Shortly after the attempted robbery and robbery on June 10th, Clanton was located at a motel in Lebanon, Tennessee. He was subsequently arrested by FBI agents and Lebanon police officers pursuant to a warrant that had been issued on June 1, 2016, charging him with the robbery of the Regions bank in Gallatin, Tennessee, on April 25th. At the time of this robbery, Clanton was on federal supervised release, after serving a 70-month sentence for committing a bank robbery in Gallatin, Tennessee, in 2009.
If convicted, Clanton faces a maximum of 20 years in prison on each count.
An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
This case was investigated by the FBI, the Lebanon Police Department and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney William L. Deneke.