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FBI: Bank robbery suspect nabbed in Clinton

A 36-year-old man is in federal custody today after he was arrested late Tuesday afternoon in Clinton. At around 1:40 pm Tuesday, a robbery was reported at he Home Federal Bank branch on East Emory Road in Powell and an alert was sent to Anderson County authorities after witnesses reported the suspect’s vehicle had turned on to Heiskell Road, which connects Knox and Anderson counties. Officers from several jurisdictions began searching for the suspect and his vehicle and Clinton Police, with assistance from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, pulled that vehicle over a few hours after the robbery, according to an FBI press release. 36-year-old Christopher Michael Miller, no address given, was taken into custody and at last check, remained in federal custody at the Blount County Jail. The specific charges against him had not been announced as of the time this report was filed. The FBI says that Miller was arrested through the joint efforts of the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force, which is comprised of federal and local law enforcement agencies, including both the Clinton Police Department and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. Few details of the robbery itself have been made available but no injuries were reported.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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