Swannanoa bank robbery suspect, Clyde Nixon, apprehended in Tennessee

According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, A Swannanoa man wanted in connection with four bank robberies in the area was arrested Tuesday in Tennessee.

The Kingsport Police Department took Clyde Allen Nixon into custody around 10:30 a.m. When officers initially located the 60-year-old, he fled in a vehicle. He was arrested a short time later and is now facing charges in Tennessee, in addition to the numerous charges related to bank robberies in North Carolina.

The Asheville Police Department and Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office held a joint news conference in April, seeking help from the public in locating Nixon’s whereabouts. Nixon was wanted in connection with two bank robberies in February and two in March:


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.