Anonymous

Newport, TN

#1 Oct 3, 2010
Is anyone surprised he is the bank robber
confused

Chesterfield, MO

#2 Oct 3, 2010
where you hear that from
bigdeal

Knoxville, TN

#3 Oct 3, 2010
Hey confused, Maybe you should listen to the local news or read the local paper OR listen to any of the news stations in Knoxville. Everybody knows it.

He committed a felony. And it is all over the news.
justwondering

AOL

#4 Oct 3, 2010
confused wrote:
where you hear that from
It's in all of the papers. Morristown's paper has it on the front page..Stole $60K and being held without bond.
I feel sorry for his family..
confused

Chesterfield, MO

#5 Oct 3, 2010
sorry WATE.com says it was a ricky vernon so that was my mix up
Anonymous

Newport, TN

#6 Oct 3, 2010
Is it him or not
LilVixen

Rock Island, TN

#7 Oct 3, 2010
Singel and looking wrote:
Is it him or not
Yes is was Ricky Bryant. Here's what was on the Newport Plain Talk web site:
Bryant charged in connection with Cosby bank robbery
Published: 5:19 PM, 10/02/2010
Author: David Popiel
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
A former Cocke County land developer faces several charges in connection with a September bank robbery and is being held in jail.
Ricky Vernon Bryant, age 60, of 2233 Nations Road, was charged after the Sept. 27th armed robbery at the Cosby National Bank of Tennessee branch bank.
Sheriff Armondo Fontes said that the lead investigator was Detective Derrick Woods, assisted by Detective John Carrell and Deputy David Crowder.
They first arrested and charged Bryant with manufacturing marijuana, while looking for a Jeep believed to have been used by the alleged bank robber.
Det. Woods said they found a green Jeep matching the description of the suspect vehicle on property owned by Bryant off Wilton Springs and Nations roads.
The law officers also saw marijuana plants growing in plain sight. Det. Woods said some were planted in the ground and other were in pots; a total of 77 plants were seized. Bryant was not home at the time.
He was later arrested and taken to the Cocke County Jail early on October 1st after the investigators gathered evidence and witnesses testimony, said Sheriff Fontes. The FBI also worked with the sheriff's dept.
On Saturday afternoon, Bryant was officially charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, and theft over $60,000.
Det. Woods said investigators have identified Bryant as the suspect who allegedly entered the bank, robbed the tellers, and left in a green Jeep.
The kidnapping and aggravated assault charges were placed because the bank tellers were forced to stay in the bank and unable to leave, while allegedly being threatened by Bryant with a long gun.
Bryant is being held in jail without bond pending arraignment, possibly on Monday morning.
For many years Bryant built a successful real estate and development business, acquiring land, developing it for residential building and subdivisions, and selling land. He became ill and was unable to continue his business.
ItsGood2BMe

Sevierville, TN

#8 Oct 3, 2010
Yep,that's him.I heard he got on the nose candy real bad and blew it all(literally)
eatmorepossum

Morristown, TN

#9 Oct 3, 2010
maybe he can share a cell with ray hawk or ronnie ball...
Try Again

United States

#10 Oct 3, 2010
Quess he'll get his now, for sticking trailers and trash all over the County!!
neighbor

Nashville, TN

#11 Oct 3, 2010
He should have been in jail 10 years ago. He robbed ALOT of people. Me being one.
He lied about his land developments. He lied about the communities. Heck what didn't he lie about. I could go on and on.
Wish I knew what I know now-10 years ago. Wouldn't be in the situation I'm in.
one who moved away

Schaumburg, IL

#12 Oct 4, 2010
Is he still married to Karen Brooks? The last I knew, she worked as a court reporter. That must be embarresing. I remember years ago when they arrested him for poaching in the National forest to get the things he sold in his little shop. I guess that was not all he was selling.
plumber

Morristown, TN

#13 Oct 25, 2010
How did Sherlene play into all this ????

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