Brentwood man charged in south Nashville bank robbery

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 9:32pm
Staff reports

An alert bank employee and quick police response led to the arrest of a suspect moments after the robbery of a U.S. Bank branch in south Nashville.

Police said Christopher Jones, 34, of Brentwood, followed a plan many bank robbery suspects have used in the past. He walked into the 4045 Nolensville Pike branch at 11:15 a.m., presented a robbery demand note and walked out with an undisclosed sum of cash.

But he likely did not anticipate a bank employee foiling his getaway.

Another employee followed Jones as he fled on foot to a nearby Walmart, police said. The employee called police, officers surrounded the store and Jones was arrested.

Police said the suspect was in the store attempting to change into clothes he had taken off the rack.

Jones will be charged federally with one count of bank robbery.

4 Comments on this post:

By: bccoolj on 6/24/10 at 7:25

Those Brentwoodians sure love money. Really, it's a shame that someone from such a prestiguous community would resort to robbery for money. Why not just move to an area that can be afforded?

By: calliemimosa on 6/24/10 at 9:00

LMAO your comment. I feel you are assuming an awful lot about 'Brentwoodians" as you call them!
I find your comment offensive and prejudice and I do not even live in Brentwood!
I honestly doubt that financial reasons are the real reason this man robbed a bank bare faced and so boldly! He has more problems than money I bet!
I really wish that as a community we could honestly assess our problems and situations as they really are without jumping to conclusions so quickly!
I feel the need to say also that Brentwood is full of hardworking folk who enjoy residing in a picturesque clean neighborhood. I find nothing wrong with those values! In fact we could all use more of that!

By: xhexx on 6/24/10 at 10:05

Maybe he lives in the Davidson County part of Brentwood?

By: robertmack on 6/24/10 at 1:37

There are a lot of Brenwood, Williamson County Residents who are putting up a front while trying to make the world believe they are "Putting on the Ritz". Big Houses with fancy cars parked in the drive and eating off card tables and sleeping on air mattresses, curtains and/or drapes in front and bedsheets covering the windows in the rear. Living paycheck to paycheck and if they miss a paycheck they are goners.

No, not all Brentwood Residents, but you can bet your sweet bippy there are many living above their means, it is called "Putting Up A Front"! It will come crashing down in the not too distant future.