Suspected "Black Tape Bandit" to plead guilty

By: Brian Gregory, Rob Pratt
By: Brian Gregory, Rob Pratt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- The man suspected of being the "Black Tape Bandit", robbing area banks with black tape on his fingers, is expected to plead guilty Thursday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Travis Carver, 25, was set to go to trial Tuesday, but that's been postponed, and he's set for a Change of Plea hearing on Thursday in U.S. District Court.

Carver's appointed attorney, Jonathan Moffatt, did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Carver is charged with six bank robberies, part of a nine count indictment. He's pleaded not guilty to the indictment.

That string of bank robberies began in November of 2007 and ended in January of 2008

No word on what part of the indictment he'll plead guilty to on Thursday, but Volunteer TV News will be there for the hearing at 1:00 p.m.

At a hearing shortly after his arrest in January, Carver told the judge a doctor had diagnosed him with having post traumatic stress disorder.

He's been behind bars since his arrest.

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