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Suspect in custody after F&M Bank robbed


John Herbert Roe
John Herbert Roe

On May 4, 2009,  JOHN HERBERT ROE (W/M, DOB: 12/8/53, Given Address: 194 Leslie Dr. Clarksville, TN)  was charged with: ROBBERY with a BOND of: $150,000.

At about 12:15 p.m.,  Officers responded to F&M Bank, at 215 Dover Road in reference to a Bank Robbery which had just occurred.

They arrived at the scene within minutes and located a black bag, which had been used by the suspect and abandoned, in the roadway near the bank.  Also, almost simultaneously officers released a description of a blue van and tag number and a possible suspect description which may have been involved in the robbery.  Officers flooded the area looking for the vehicle and suspect.  The vehicle was located by Ranger Michael Runyon-Davis, at 12:29 p.m. on Peachers Mill in front of Heritage Park.  When Ranger Runyon-Davis activated his emergency equipment, the suspect pulled over without incident.  The investigation by Detective Gerald Steffen found that the suspect walked into the bank and passed a note to the bank clerk indicating it was a robbery.  The bank clerk gave Roe an undisclosed amount of money.  Roe left in the van and was apprehended shortly thereafter and taken into custody.  A gun was not found in Roe’s possession when he was stopped.  All the money was recovered and returned to the bank.

He was booked into Montgomery County Jail.

Detective Gerald Steffen is the lead investigator, 931-648-0656, ext 1010.


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