MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WTVA) -- A Georgia man has pleaded guilty to the robberies of banks in five Southern states.
Robert Thomas Shantz, 33, entered the guilty pleas in a federal courtroom in Memphis late last week.
Shantz was indicted for a robbery in Tennessee and in Arkansas.
Court documents show he agreed to the plea agreement for the armed robbery of banks in Memphis, Tupelo, Oxford, Alabama, Warner Robbins, Georgia, and Conway Arkansas.
A second charge of use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime will be dismissed.
Shantz was arrested in July of 2011 following a crime spree that started in Georgia and ended with his arrest after the robbery of a Tennessee bank.
One of his targets was the Trustmark National Bank on West Main Street in Tupelo.
Shantz will be sentenced on January 10.