Accused Corbin bank robber faces same charge in Tennessee


CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ)- According to the News-Journal newspaper, the man police say robbed a Corbin bank in November is now in custody in Tennessee in connection with another bank robbery in Knoxville.

Corbin Police say they arrested 55-year-old Timothy Sample in connection to a robbery at the UT Federal Credit Union on Kingston Pike in Knoxville.

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Police say paperwork has been filed to have Sample returned to Whitley County, where he was indicted for his connection in a robbery at the Hometown Bank of Corbin.

Here is our original story:

UPDATE: (11/28/18, 12:50 p.m.)

Police in Corbin tell the Times Tribune they believe the suspect involved in an armed robbery at Hometown Bank Tuesday is 55-year-old Timothy Sample.

They tell the newspaper Sample was working at a local business in Corbin.

Police also say Sample did have a bank robbery in his criminal history, a number of theft charges including auto theft, and dangerous drug convictions.

CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ)- According to the Times Tribune, a Corbin bank was robbed Tuesday afternoon.

Corbin Police Department Capt. Coy Wilson says the armed robbery happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hometown Bank located at 3779 Cumberland Falls Highway, near the intersection of Corinth Road and Cumberland Falls Highway.

Wilson says a white man came into the bank wearing a hoodie and a flannel over-shirt, presented a gun to the bank teller and demanded money.

The Times Tribune says the man ran from the bank on foot and it is believed he may have gotten into a gray or silver car.

The amount of money he got away with is undetermined as of Tuesday at 4 p.m., according to Wilson.

A nearby school, Oak Grove Elementary School, was placed on lockdown as a security measure, but it has since been lifted.

If anyone has any information on the robbery, they are asked to call the Corbin Police Department at 606-528-1122.