Morristown bank robbery suspect in custody


MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WATE) — An FBI spokesperson said Wednesday that Morristown Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a local credit union robbery.

A spokesperson for the FBI Knoxville Field Office says a suspect was taken into custody overnight by Morristown Police. Jason Lee Marshall, 35, was arrested and charged with robbery.

According to an FBI release, a suspect entered the TVA Credit Union on Winners Circle Road around 9:20 a.m., handed the tellers a note and demanded money. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area in a blue Ford Escape.

Investigators located the suspect staying with a woman in a motel on East Andrew Johnson Highway. Marshall barricaded himself in the room after contact with officers. Tactical officers entered the room and took the two into custody after attempting negotiations for hours.

The suspect was wearing a long-sleeve dark-colored shirt, a white construction hard hat, dark-colored pants, a yellow reflector vest, brown shoes, and a dark-colored face mask during the robbery.

Marshall is currently being held at the Hamblen County Jail.

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