Texas Man Arrested the Day Before Getting Married for Allegedly Robbing a Bank to Pay for the Wedding Ring

A Texas man was arrested the day before his wedding day after he pulled off a bank robbery to pay for the ring, police have alleged.

Heath Bumpous turned himself in to police in Houston County, Texas last Friday after holding up a bank in the Trinity County city of Groveton, KTRE 9 first reported, and is now facing an aggravated robbery charge.

Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace said Bumpous' fiancee identified him from surveillance images of the man posted on Facebook and told him to turn himself in to police.

Police also claimed Bumpous made a full confession after handing himself over to authorities in Crockett, Texas and said he robbed the bank for money to cover the cost of a wedding ring and venue.

Speaking in a Facebook Live broadcast on Friday, Trinity County Sheriff Wallace said: "We were able to get some of the money. We were able to get the clothes he threw out in the side of the road when he was leaving the scene, and upon the interview he basically stated he was getting married tomorrow, so he didn't have enough money for a wedding ring that he wanted to buy and he needed to pay for the wedding venue, so apparently that's what the money was for - for us to pay for him to get married tomorrow.

Citizens State Bank robbery update:Thanks to the TPWD Game Wardens, Texas Ranger Chris Cash, Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Constable Tommy Park and all of Trinity County Law enforcement officers for working so quickly to catch this guy.

Posted by Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace on Friday, October 4, 2019

The local sheriff also alleged that Bumpous has robbed the Citizens State Bank in Groveton, telling the bank' teller that he had a gun.

"He is now in custody being charged with aggravated robbery," Wallace said. "The district attorney has accepted the charges, and it will go to a grand jury." He also thanked the family for convincing Bumpous to hand himself in to authorities.

KTRE 9 reported that Bumpous robbed the bank at around 11:30 a.m. on the morning of Friday, October 4.

An early police alert to the public about the incident described Bumpous as a "heavy set" white male wearing a dark shirt and hat during the robbery. It also noted that the man drove a gray Ford Focus.

The Groveton Independent School District was put on "lock out" by police following the alleged robbery - meaning nobody was allowed in or out of schools until officers declared it safe to do so.

Newsweek has contacted Sheriff Wallace for further information on how much was stolen from the bank and the amount retrieved by police.

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