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KY man sentenced to almost 11 years for bank robbery and carjacking

According to the written plea agreement filed with the court, Graves committed two bank robberies at banks inside Walmart supermarkets in the Eastern District of Tennessee in May 2019.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WTVQ/PRESS RELEASE)– Jason William Graves, 43, currently of London, Kentucky, was sentenced to 130 months in prison by the Honorable Judge Thomas A. Varlan in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee in Knoxville.

As part of the plea agreement filed with the court, Graves pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with one count of bank robbery in violation of 18 USC § 2113(a) and one count.
of carjacking in violation of 18 USC § 2119. After his release from prison, Graves will be on three years of supervised release, and he will be required to compensate the victims.

According to the written plea agreement filed with the court, Graves committed two bank robberies at banks inside Walmart supermarkets in the Eastern District of Tennessee in May 2019.

On or about June 21, 2019, Graves hijacked a victim at gunpoint in an AutoZone located in Knoxville, Tennessee and took the victim’s Chevrolet Trailblazer, which was later used to commit an additional robbery in a Walmart Money Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

U.S. Attorney Francis M. Hamilton III of the Eastern District of Tennessee made the announcement. The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Clinton Police Department, Chattanooga Police Department, Kingsport Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This investigation was led by FBI Special Agents Mollie Treadway and Wesley Leatham.

Assistant United States Attorney LaToyia Carpenter represented the United States at sentencing.