Knoxville bank robbery suspect arrested

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A suspect was taken into custody Monday afternoon whom police say was responsible for robbing a Powell bank earlier in the day.

Michael James Ward, 43, of Powell, is accused of robbing SunTrust Bank, 6632 Clinton Highway, around 1:30 p.m.

He was arrested through a joint operation between the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, which is composed of officers from the FBI, Knoxville Police Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the KPD Violent Crimes Unit. KCSO patrol officers also assisted.

No other information about the incident has been released.

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