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Sheriff: Bank robbery suspect said he needed money for a ring and wedding venue



Trinity County SO

TRINITY COUNTY, Texas — A bank robbery suspect who was supposed to be on a wedding altar today is now behind bars instead, after the Trinity County Sheriff said the suspect robbed a bank to get money to buy a wedding ring and pay for his wedding venue.

Heath Edward Bumpous is charged with Aggravated Robbery after a bank robbery at Citizens State Bank in Groveton led the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office and their Facebook following on an all-out manhunt for the suspect.

Bumpous allegedly walked into the bank and told the teller he had a gun, then left and started driving down back roads. Meanwhile, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office had his mugshot circulating on social media.

His fiance saw the photos and called the suspect and urged him to turn himself in.

Bumpous then went to the Houston County Courthouse and turned himself into a Houston County Deputy.

Sheriff Wallace said the suspect gave investigators a full confession and that they recovered some of the money and the clothes that Bumpous threw out on the side of the road.

Texas Rangers also assisted in processing the vehicle used in the robbery and a gun was also found inside of the vehicle.

The District Attorney’s office has accepted the charges and the crime will go to the Grand Jury and be prosecuted, according to Sheriff Wallace.

“Don’t come to Trinity County and commit your crime, because we’re going to find you as quick as we can,” said Sheriff Wallace. “We’re not going to stop until we do, and we’re going to put you in jail.”

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