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Tennessee man arrested in Dade City bank robbery

DADE CITY — Authorities arrested a man in Tennessee on charges of robbing a Wachovia Bank in Dade City this month. The bank at 14210 Seventh St. was robbed June 8 by a man who told tellers he was armed. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Crime Stoppers offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the suspect's arrest. A tip came in on June 16 to the Tampa Police Department and the FBI on a possible suspect in Tennessee.

Dade City police detectives say they matched forensic evidence from the scene to that suspect, James Lensy Dodson, 55, of Tullahoma, Tenn.

Detectives obtained a warrant for Dodson's arrest, and police in Tullahoma arrested him in connection with the Dade City robbery and violation of his probation in Tennessee.

He is awaiting extradition to Florida.

Tennessee man arrested in Dade City bank robbery 06/22/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 12:04am]
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