Bank robbery suspect surrenders after barricading himself inside Clarksville motel

(Courtesy: Clarksville Police Department)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man wanted for robbing a Clarksville bank has surrendered to police after barricading himself inside a motel room Friday morning.

The situation began inside a room at the Motel 6 on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.

Police said they made contact with the suspect, identified as Mike Rollins, around 2:15 a.m., but he refused to come out of Room 222.

(Courtesy: Clarksville Police Department)

As a precaution, police evacuated nearby rooms and negotiators and the tactical team was called to the scene.

Rollins exited the room on his own after tear gas was deployed around 7:30 a.m.

He faces charges of robbery, probation violation and forgery. Police said at the time of his arrest Friday morning, Rollins, who has an extensive criminal history, was out on bond for drug-related charges.

Rollins was wanted for robbing the Bank of America on Madison Street just after 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Police said the man entered the bank and gave the clerk a note demanding money. The bank employee complied and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.