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Federal Jury Finds Tennessee Man Guilty of Robbing Five Louisville Area Banks

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

Louisville, KY – A federal jury convicted a Tennessee man on Friday, October 7, 2022, of robbing five Louisville area banks.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky and Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Chief Erika Shields made the announcement.

According to court documents and the evidence presented at trial, on April 2, 2021, Salvador Jones, 36, of Tennessee, entered the Fifth Third Bank located at 401 South 4th Street in Louisville, Kentucky, and presented a demand note and robbed the bank. Additionally, beginning on April 8, 2021, and continuing until May 5, 2021, Jones entered four Louisville-area U.S. Banks and a U.S. Bank in New Albany, Indiana, and robbed each bank by presenting a demand note. Evidence presented at trial detailed how the Robbery Unit with LMPD coordinated with area law enforcement to determine Jones’ getaway vehicle, which eventually led to his apprehension in Nashville, Tennessee.  

At the time of his arrest, Jones provided a statement admitting to some of the robberies. However, during the trial, Jones testified and attempted to deflect blame for the robberies on his now deceased stepson. After three hours of deliberation, the jury returned a guilty verdict on all five charged counts of bank robbery in the Western District of Kentucky.

Jones is scheduled to be sentenced on January 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. before a U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Kentucky. Jones faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years. There is no parole in the federal system. Jones remains in federal custody.

The LMPD investigated the case and was assisted by the Shively Police Department, the New Albany Police Department, and the Nashville Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Alicia P. Gomez and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily Lantz prosecuted the case with the assistance of paralegal Adela Alic.


Updated October 11, 2022