Sample entered the Taylorsville Savings Bank in Bethlehem on February 20th 2015. Reports indicate he showed a handgun during the heist and left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. Sample was arrested at a Nashville, Tennessee motel on Monday February 23rd.
A Hickory man will serve time in prison for the robbery of a bank in Bethlehem. Last week in Alexander County Superior Court 53 year old Timothy Michael Sample entered a plea of no contest to a charge of common law robbery. Sample was sentenced to between 15 and 27 months in the North Carolina Department of Corrections and given credit for time served (a total of 540 days) in the Alexander County Detention Center.