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Lebanon bank robbery suspect indicted

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Floyd Calvin Clanton Jr., 58 of Nashville, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on six counts of bank robbery - including two alleged June robberies at Lebanon's Old Hickory Federal Credit Union - and one count of attempted bank robbery, according to U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee David Rivera.

According to the indictment, on April 22, 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 on April 25; the U.S. Bank at 4670 Lebanon Pike in Hermitage on May 19; the Wells Fargo Bank at 4740 Lebanon Pike in Hermitage on May 24; the Old Hickory Federal Credit Union on West Main Street in Lebanon on June 3 and again on June 10.

The indictment further alleges that on June 10 Clanton attempted to rob the SunTrust Bank on West Main Street in Lebanon minutes before again robbing the nearby Old Hickory Federal Credit Union.

Shortly after the attempted robbery and robbery on June 10, Clanton was located at a Lebanon motel and subsequently arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and Lebanon police officers pursuant to a warrant that had been issued on June 1, charging him with the robbery of the Regions Bank in Gallatin on April 25. 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 in 2009.

If convicted, Clanton faces a maximum of 20 years in prison on each count. An indictment is an accusation, and Clanton is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

The 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.

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