Two Men Convicted Of Multiple Armed Robberies
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Tennessee
NASHVILLE – Two men were convicted by a federal jury in Nashville on Friday of multiple crimes for their role in armed robberies committed throughout middle Tennessee, announced United States Attorney Henry C. Leventis.
After a week-long trial, Fredrick Eugene Carney, 32, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was convicted of robbery, bank robbery, illegally possessing ammunition, and brandishing or discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. William John Ewing, III, 26, of Nashville, was found guilty of bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
The charges in this case relate to the 2022-armed robberies of two Cash Express businesses in Ardmore, Tenn., and Greenbrier, Tenn., as well as armed robberies of the Regions Bank in Smyrna, Tenn., and the First Horizon Bank on Whites Creek Pike in Nashville. This crime spree occurred between February 18, and May 2, 2022. The jury acquitted both men of the robbery of a Cash Express in Murfreesboro.
“This is yet another example of our commitment to holding violent criminals accountable,” said U.S. Attorney Leventis. “These individuals will now be removed from our communities for a long period of time and will no longer have the opportunity to inflict fear and violence upon others. I commend our law enforcement partners and our trial team for their work in securing these convictions.”
As a result of these convictions, Fredrick Carney faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 31 years, and up to life in federal prison. William Ewing faces a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years, and up to life in prison. Both men will be sentenced by United States District Court Judge William Campbell later this year.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department; the Murfreesboro Police Department; the Ardmore Police Department; the Greenbrier Police Department; the Smyrna Police Department; and the Moulton, Alabama Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph P. Montminy and Amanda J. Klopf are prosecuting the case.
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Public Affairs Officer
Updated June 21, 2023