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‘Superman’ robber from Southaven charged with bank robbery

Photo: Scott Tyner (Greene County, Mo. Sheriff’s Department booking photo)

Credit: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Missouri

A Southaven, man who wore a t-shirt with a Superman logo during a Springfield, Mo., bank robbery has been charged in federal court.

Scott A. Tyner, age 50 of Southaven, was charged in a criminal complaint filed under seal in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo., on Oct. 6.

That complaint was unsealed and made public on Friday, Oct. 27, following Tyner’s arrest in Alabama. Tyner remains in federal custody and had an initial court appearance on Monday, Oct. 30.

Image courtesy Springfield, Mo. Police Department.

The federal criminal complaint alleges that Tyner robbed Legacy Bank and Trust in Springfield Mo., on Sept. 29.

According to an affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, Tyner was wearing a blue t-shirt with the Superman logo on the front and blue athletic shorts when he entered the bank on Sept. 29.

Tyner slid a note on a teller counter that read, “This is a robbery.” The teller gave Tyner $5,560, the affidavit says, and he left the bank.

Investigators determined that Tyner was driving a silver, four-door Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle was captured by a license plate reader in Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Oct. 1, 2023.

The charge contained in the complaint is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charge must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Springfield, Mo., Police Department and the FBI.

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