Bank robbery suspect indicted

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By Damon Lawrence

The man suspected of robbing the Bank of America in Kingston has been indicted in federal court for allegedly robbing two banks in another state.
A federal grand jury for the Southern District of Indiana returned a two-count indictment against Billy Joe Dugard last month.
The indictment accuses him of robbing Scott County Bank in Scottsburg, Ind., on April 24 and a PNC Bank in Pekin, Ind., on April 30.
He faces a maximum of 40 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.
Dugard is suspected of robbing a BB&T in Loudon and the Bank of America in Kingston on May 1.
The afternoon robberies occurred less than an hour a part. 
Dugard reportedly entered the banks and presented a note demanding money.
That was the same tactic allegedly used in the Indiana robberies. 
The FBI said he was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, on May 2.
According to the federal indictment, Dugard had $2,384 in his possession the day he was arrested. 
The Bank of America robbery happened less than a week after the US Bank in Rockwood was robbed. The suspect in that case, Justin Charles Solock, pleaded guilty in August.
Solock is scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Knoxville on Dec. 6.   
According to court records, Solock entered the US Bank on April 25 and handed the teller a note that read: “If you want to go home tonight keep both hands where I can see them. With one hand open the till and give me the money. Try anything and someones getting hurt.”
Solock snatched the money out of the teller’s hand and ran out of the bank. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine.