FBI Safe Streets Task Force arrested a bank robber.


Ronald Jay Speller, age 44, of Chesapeake, Virginia, was arrested yesterday, following a vehicle stop, by members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF) and the Knoxville Police Department (KPD).

The arrest occurred, without incident, at the intersection of Henley and Clinch Avenue in downtown Knoxville. Speller is facing federal charges for bank robbery. He is suspected of robbing the Suntrust Bank, located inside Walmart, located at 3051 Kinzel Way, Knoxville. Speller is also suspected in the robbery of the Family Dollar Store, located at 2604 East Magnolia earlier in the day.

The public is reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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