A Rocky Top man has been indicted for allegedly robbing One Bank in Oak Ridge in October.
Warren Calvin Lavender, 31, was charged in a one-count indictment filed by a federal grand jury in Greenville, Tennessee, on November 18.
Lavender entered a plea of not guilty to the charges in the indictment on December 3, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Lavender will remain in custody pending trial, which has been set for December 28 in front of United States District Court Judge Travis McDonough, the press release said.
According to an affidavit, Lavender entered the One Bank of Tennessee Bank in Oak Ridge on October 23 and passed a note to the teller demanding money, the press release said.
The arrest of Lavender is the result of the joint efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force and the Oak Ridge Police Department, the press release said.
Members of the public are reminded that an indictment constitutes only charges and that every person is presumed innocent until his or her guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia F. Davidson will represent the United States in court proceedings, the press release said.