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Two Clinton men were arrested Wednesday on charges stemming from two, unrelated Knox County bank robberies.
The first robbery occurred Saturday morning at the ORNL Federal Credit Union branch on Kingston Pike in West Knoxville. Authorities say that 32-year-old Jason Ronald Brown walked into the branch Saturday morning, said he had a bomb, and demanded money. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash but left the purported bomb behind. The Knoxville Police Department’s Bomb Squad determined that it was not a real bomb.
Brown was arrested Wednesday evening in Knoxville.
Meanwhile, 38-year-old Charles Edward Harmon was taken into custody Wednesday by officers from the Clinton Police Department, the KPD Major Crimes Unit, and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force on similar charges connected to a robbery that occurred Tuesday afternoon at the Enrichment Federal Credit Union on Schubert Road in north Knoxville. In that incident, authorities accuse Harmon of handing a teller a note demanding money and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No one was hurt in either robbery, and both men were expected to appear Thursday in federal court.
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