Man arrested in Sevier County for South Knoxville bank robbery

Christopher Wayne Best (Source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A man was arrested Monday afternoon for robbing a bank earlier in the day in South Knoxville.

The FBI says officers were called to Regions Bank, 7320 Chapman Highway, around 12:20 p.m. for a robbery. Witnesses said a man came in, forcibly grabbed cash from a bank teller and fled south on Chapman Highway in a blue Ford Mustang driven by someone else.

Shortly after, Christopher Wayne Best, 29, was arrested in Sevier County and charged with the robbery. No other information has been released.

Best was arraigned on Tuesday afternoon.

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