Tennessee Man Sentenced for Nashville Bank Robberies

Clifton Knight receives 11-year sentence for multiple bank robberies.

Clifton Knight, a 62-year-old resident of Woodbury, Tennessee, has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for his involvement in three bank robberies in Nashville, as announced by United States Attorney Henry C. Leventis. Following his prison term, Knight will also undergo 3 years of supervised release.

In August 2023, Knight entered a guilty plea to a three-count Indictment, which charged him with the commission of three separate bank robberies across Nashville. The series of robberies began on January 4, 2022, when Knight robbed a SunTrust Bank located on Hobbs Road in Nashville, making away with over $3,000. Subsequently, on February 4, 2022, he targeted another SunTrust Bank on Old Hickory Boulevard in Hermitage, where he threatened a clerk and successfully stole over $5,000. His last known robbery occurred on February 8, 2022, at a Fifth Third Bank on Donelson Pike, from which he took more than $4,000.

The Metro Nashville Police Department, in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), conducted the investigation leading to Knight’s arrest and sentencing. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Montminy was responsible for prosecuting the case. This sentencing marks the conclusion of a series of events that brought significant attention to bank security and law enforcement efforts in the Nashville area.

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