A 38-year-old Knoxville man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in federal prison in connection with the Sept. 15, 2007, robbery of a BB&T bank on Mercer University Drive.
Wesley Sorrow entered a guilty plea to one count of bank robbery on Nov. 25, 2008, and was sentenced Tuesday, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Sorrow admitted to robbing the bank after presenting a note demanding $2,000.
After receiving the money from a teller, Sorrow left the bank and was later apprehended by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. Forensic evidence linked him to the robbery.
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After his prison term, Sorrow must serve three years on supervised release.
The case was investigated by the Macon police, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, the GBI and the FBI.—