Tennessee men face trial on bank robbery charges

Published 11:56 pm Saturday, November 25, 2006

Two Tennessee men are scheduled for trial Dec. 4 in federal court in Oxford on charges of robbing the Guntown Renasant Bank in May.

Michael L. Drew, 31, of Nashville, and Jeremy Pannell, 26, of Hermitage, Tenn., were indicted in June.

Lee County Sheriff Jim H. Johnson said two men entered the bank, pulled a handgun on the teller and demanded money.

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They escaped in a vehicle waiting outside, Johnson said.

Johnson said the suspects were arrested after a chase through Lee and Prentiss counties. He said authorities recovered a handgun and money from the car. Authorities have not said how much money was taken from the bank.