Suspect In Custody After Bank Robbery In Whites Creek
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An off-duty Metro Police officer was in the right place at the right time to catch a bank robber as he fled the scene.
Police were called to the First Tennessee Bank on Whites Creek Pike just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to officials, a man entered
the bank with a covering over his face and at knife point demanded cash. The man jumped over the teller counter stole the money and then fled the scene. Police said he was in the for
less than 30 seconds.
Officials said that a Metro Officer on his way home stopped after the bank robbery when he saw a car that match the description of the suspect vehicle that had gone out over the police radio. Officer Tuberville then stopped the car at Clarksville Highway and Old Hickory Boulevard.
The officer held the suspect until backup arrived at the scene. Police arrested convicted felon Brandon Malone, 32. When officers searched the car they found a stack of money in the trunk and later found the security
guard's gun in a creek adjacent to the bank.
Malone was expected to be charged federally. A woman in the car with him was questioned but is not
being charged at present.Malone
was convicted of aggravated assault and burglary in 2011. He received a
three-year probated sentence.