Suspected NC serial bank robber found in Tennessee

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Clyde Allen Nixon (FBI Charlotte)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities have captured a man suspected in five bank robberies across North Carolina.

The Charlotte division of the FBI announced that Clyde Allen Nixon, 60, was taken into custody late Tuesday morning by police in Kingsport, Tenn.

FBI Charlotte spokeswoman Shelly Lynch said officers received information on Nixon’s whereabouts, and when they tried to take him into custody, he fled the scene in a vehicle but was arrested a short time later.

Lynch said Nixon is now facing charges in Tennessee in addition to numerous charges related to bank robberies in North Carolina.

Nixon is currently being held in the Kingsport Police Department’s holding facility.

Authorities said they believe Nixon is responsible for four bank robberies in Asheville, Candler and Buncombe County and another in Raleigh.

Source: Associated Press