January 5, 2023

Shannon man now in federal custody after Friday bank robbery

Therese Apel

Antonia Cannon

A Shannon man is behind bars, charged in a bank robbery in Verona.

A release from the Verona Police Department said on Friday, Verona officers were notified by Lee County 911 that the Renasant Bank in Verona had just had an armed robbery.

Upon officers’ arrival at the bank, they gathered information was from the bank tellers and the Lee County 911 dispatchers. The information was dispatched out to all of the surrounding agencies which resulted in a quick successful apprehension of the suspect.

Antonia Cannon, 57, of Shannon, was spotted on the Natchez Trace Parkway by a Trace police officer. After a short pursuit, Cannon was taken into custody by Natchez Trace and the Tupelo Police Department.

Verona Police arrived on scene and took over the investigation and Cannon’s vehicle was inventoried and towed and its evidence retrieved and logged.

Cannon was transported to the Lee County Jail with a felony investigation hold place on him.

On Tuesday, the FBI started their investigation into the case. All information and evidence has been turned over to the FBI, and Cannon is now in federal custody.

“I would like to thank the Lee County 911, The Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Highway Patrol for all of their support in this case,” said Verona Police Chief Marsenio Nunn. “I would also like to personally thank the Renasant Bank employees for their bravery in this matter. It is because of their courageous acts and professionalism, we were able to make a quick and safe arrest.”

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