Crime around the state
Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 8:02 pm
FBI looking for
wig-wearing bank robber
Knoxville (AP) — The FBI is offering an unspecified reward for information leading to the arrest of a man suspected in at least six bank robberies in Kentucky and Tennessee while wearing a woman’s wig.
The agency said in a news release that the robber has been nicknamed the “Bad Hair Bandit” because he disguises himself with women’s wigs of varying colors, lengths and styles during the robberies. He also has been known to wear sunglasses, bands, bracelets and gloves.
He is suspected in robberies this year in Kentucky in Barbourville, Pine Knot and Corbin and in Tennessee in Jellico and Jacksboro. The last robbery he is suspected in was last Friday in Jacksboro.
In some of the robberies he has brandished a gun. The FBI says he is a white male, mid-20s and weighing approximately 180 to 210 pounds.
Former duckmaster sent to jail
for robbing bank
Memphis (AP) — A former duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis was sentenced to 18 months in prison for robbing a bank after apologizing in federal court.
Daniel Fox, who escorted the world famous ducks that live in the hotel’s penthouse to the lobby fountain for four years until 2007, said during his sentencing hearing on Tuesday that he still wanted to contribute to society after the robbery of a SunTrust branch at a Kroger grocery in February. The Commercial Appeal reported that the bank teller he was accused of robbing, Clayton Mullen, hugged Fox and wished him well during the hearing.
Federal public defender Edwin Perry said Fox used the money to pay his daughter’s tuition and to buy food.
Shot fired at man
Nashville (AP) — Nashville police say someone in a car shot at a man outside the courthouse as part of an ongoing feud dating back to 2007. No one was hit Tuesday morning outside the A.A. Birch court building
Tuesday afternoon, police issued an arrest warrant charging attempted murder and other charges against 22-year-old Tyree Gray. Officers said the intended target was 21-year-old Trevienno Fuqua, who was arriving at the courthouse to testify against Gray in a felony reckless endangerment case.
The one bullet fired struck a concrete wall in a passenger loading zone area.
Police said in a news release that Gray was shot and paralyzed in 2007. In that case, Fuqua was convicted of aggravated assault and received a three-year sentence.
Woman charged in hot grease attack on husband
Decherd, Tenn. (AP) — A southern Tennessee woman charged with pouring hot grease on her sleeping husband told an investigator she had caught her husband cheating on her months ago and she was tired of it.
Her husband of 16 years, Jason Martin, was taken to the Vanderbilt Medical Center burn unit with severe burns on the upper half of his body.
Thirty-eight-year-old Mary Annette Martin of Decherd was charged with aggravated domestic assault and aggravated assault after an officer responded to the Franklin County residence Sunday.
She is free on bond pending a hearing. Police and court clerks said there is no record of her having a lawyer. She told police that her husband was asleep and that she went in the kitchen, heated a pan of grease and threw it on him.