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The man suspected of robbing a West Knoxville bank Saturday morning has turned himself in.

According to the release, 38-year-old Bryan Samples of Kingston was arrested on federal Bank Robbery charges.

Samples confessed to the crime at the Knoxville Police Department at 11:00 p.m. Saturday night.  He is being charged with one count of Bank Robbery.

Samples is scheduled to appear before a judge Monday morning.

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Authorities in Knox County are asking for your help in identifying a man who robbed a Knoxville credit union Saturday morning.

A spokesperson with the FBI Knoxville Division says a man in his late 30s to early 40s entered the ORNL Federal Credit Union on Kingston Pike around 9:30 a.m.

The suspect gave the teller a note, verbally threatening a gun, and demanded money.

After obtaining the cash, the suspect fled the bank in a small older model red pickup truck.

Witnesses described the suspect as a white man with brown hair and brown eyes, standing 6' tall, and weighing approximately 200 lbs.

The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored hoodie with a white shirt underneath, and a University of Tennessee baseball hat with a "Power T" on the front.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI at (865) 544-0751 or the Knoxville Police Department at (865) 215-7212.

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