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Latest Billboard Campaign Leads to the Arrest of Serial Bank Robber Dubbed the “Ball Cap Bandit”

FBI Knoxville January 20, 2012
  • Supervisory Special Agent Marshall Stone (865) 544-0751

At approximately 7:45 this morning, William Steven Curtis, age 40, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was arrested without incident, by members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF), the Knoxville Police Department, and Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Curtis is facing federal bank robbery charges for three bank robberies, including the robbery of the Home Federal Bank in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, on 08/24/2011; the TN Bank of Oak Ridge in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on 11/14/2011; and the Tennessee State Bank in Jefferson City, Tennessee, on 01/04/2012.

The matter was a joint investigation of the Knoxville FBI- SSTF, the Jefferson City Police Department, the Oak Ridge Police Department, and the Pigeon Forge Police Department.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.