Ind. man pleads guilty in Tenn. to more robberies

GREENVILLE, TN - GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An Indiana man whose likeness was flashed across electronic billboards in eight states has entered guilty pleas to more robbery and weapons charges in Tennessee.

The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee said in a news release that 38-year-old Chad Schaffner of Indianapolis pleaded guilty Wednesday in Greeneville to 11 robbery counts - most involving banks. He also pleaded guilty to using a gun in the robberies.

The plea agreements came three months after Schaffner entered guilty pleas to two Tennessee bank robberies that occurred in August.

Schaffner was captured in Kingdom City, Mo., in September, two weeks after the FBI began posting bank surveillance photos of robberies.

The pleas Wednesday came in robberies in North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

Sentencing was set for Dec. 8.

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