A Texas man was arrested the day earlier than his marriage ceremony day after he pulled off a financial institution theft to pay for the ring, police have alleged.
Heath Bumpous turned himself in to police in Houston County, Texas final Friday after holding up a financial institution within the Trinity County metropolis of Groveton, KTRE 9 first reported, and is now going through an aggravated theft cost.
Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace mentioned Bumpous’ fiancee recognized him from surveillance photos of the person posted on Facebook and advised him to show himself in to police.
Police additionally claimed Bumpous made a full confession after handing himself over to authorities in Crockett, Texas and mentioned he robbed the financial institution for cash to cowl the price of a marriage ring and venue.
Speaking in a Facebook Live broadcast on Friday, Trinity County Sheriff Wallace mentioned: “We had been in a position to get among the cash. We had been in a position to get the garments he threw out within the aspect of the street when he was leaving the scene, and upon the interview he mainly acknowledged he was getting married tomorrow, so he did not find the money for for a marriage ring that he wished to purchase and he wanted to pay for the marriage venue, so apparently that is what the cash was for – for us to pay for him to get married tomorrow.
The native sheriff additionally alleged that Bumpous has robbed the Citizens State Bank in Groveton, telling the financial institution’ teller that he had a gun.
“He is now in custody being charged with aggravated theft,” Wallace said. “The district lawyer has accepted the fees, and it’ll go to a grand jury.” He additionally thanked the household for convincing Bumpous at hand himself in to authorities.
KTRE 9 reported that Bumpous robbed the financial institution at round 11:30 a.m. on the morning of Friday, October 4.
An early police alert to the general public concerning the incident described Bumpous as a “heavy set” white male carrying a darkish shirt and hat through the theft. It additionally famous that the person drove a grey Ford Focus.
The Groveton Independent School District was placed on “lock out” by police following the alleged theft – which means no one was allowed in or out of colleges till officers declared it protected to take action.
Newsweek has contacted Sheriff Wallace for additional data on how a lot was stolen from the financial institution and the quantity retrieved by police.