J. L. Hunter “Red” Rountree allegedly walked into a First American Bank in Abilene, Texas, Tuesday, handed the teller a note demanding money and walked out with $2,000. A witness identified his license plate and he was arrested within an hour. All of the money was recovered. Mr. Rountree is 91.
This isn’t Rountree’s first bout with the law. In 1998, he received probation for robbing a bank in Mississippi. In 1999, at age 87, he was sentenced to three years in prison for robbing a bank in Florida. Rountree has said he harbors a general hatred of banks.
He faces a maximum of 20 years if convicted for the Abilene robbery.