Heath Edward Bumpous has been charged with aggravated robbery, according to the local ABC affiliate. Bumpous allegedly told a bank teller at the Citizens State Bank in Groveton, Texas that he had a weapon and demanded the employee give him money. After the incident, surveillance footage from the crime was plastered on to Facebook by the Trinity County Sheriff's Department. Bumpous turned himself in on Friday morning and gave a motive for his crime.
"He basically stated that 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," Sheriff Woody Wallace said. Wallace then went on to explain that it was Bumpous' fiancée who convinced him to turn himself in to the authorities.
"His fiancée, who he was supposed to marry tomorrow, was able to get in touch with him on the phone when she saw our post on Facebook," Wallace said in a Facebook video.
"She knew it was him. She contacted him and asked him if he robbed a bank. She convinced him that she knew it was him. His picture was all on Facebook. He needed to turn himself in." Per Wallace, most of the money was returned. Police also found the clothes he used during the robbery and recovered a firearm.