Father, Son and Daughter Bank Robbers Arrested in Texas

The family that prays together, stays together. And the family that robs together, you know, goes to jail together.

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As the saying goes, the family that prays together, stays together. And the family that robs together… goes to jail together. At least that’s where a father, daughter and son trio found themselves last week after they were arrested on charges of robbing a credit union in Katy, Texas, ABC News reported. The familial crime syndicate may in fact be responsible for robberies at seven different banks in Texas and Oregon, according to authorities who spoke to ABC.

Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office deputies say surveillance tape traced the Oct. 1 credit union theft to Ronald Scott Catt, 50, his 20-year-old son Hayden and his 18-year-old daughter Abby. Ronald and Hayden allegedly entered the bank in disguises, wielded pistols and fled with the stolen money in a getaway car driven by Abby. Video from a local Home Depot shows the family purchasing orange vests that were worn during the heist, ABC reported.

The family had recently moved to Texas from Oregon, where both children were honor students and athletes. Eric Lundeen, a friend from McMinnville, Ore., told ABC that all the Catts were “really solid community members.”

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“He was a single dad,” Lundeen said of Ronald. “I think he lost his wife and he had the responsibility to take care of his kids and I got to tell you, he was there for them.”

Lundeen said the charges against the Catt family are “a complete shock.”

The Yamhill Valley New-Register found that Ronald divorced his wife of two years after she was convicted of domestic assault. An acquaintance told KATU that the father, who was arrested last year for allegedly driving without a valid license, recently lost his engineering job in Beaverton, Ore., and another position in Seattle.

Fort Bend authorities have already linked the clan to another stickup in Texas, and they suspect the Catts may be behind at least five others in Oregon, the Huffington Post reported.

Now, the family will get some more quality time together in Fort Bend County Jail, where Ronald and Hayden are held on $140,000 bonds and Abby’s has been set at $100,000, ABC News noted. Before their arrest, Texas Crime Stoppers offered a $25,000 reward for tips on tracking down the Katy bank robbers.

Other recent thieves have similarly tried to keep their criminal activities in the family. In August 2011, the Dougherty Gang — siblings Ryan, Dylan and Lee-Grace — embarked on a cross-country crime spree, during which they reportedly opened fire on police officers during a car chase after robbing a Georgia bank. The three were sentenced this April to between 18 and 32 years in prison.

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3 comments
RedmanHarris
RedmanHarris

These people were our friends and neighbors...we broke bread together.....we camped and boated together....Before the Beth passed life was wonderful....Scott was a great dad....Hayden was our son's best friend....my oldest watched Abby when we all got together for an evening out....ppl who find this funny .....hilarious....something to joke about....let me tell you Beth is in heaven....and God did nothing to reach out and protect her family....Scott was barely able to keep from killing himself....Hayden was never the same.....and poor baby Abby was too young to really know what had happened....it makes me sick ....literally sick to think that one of our family's best of friends life imploded because he lost the love of his life and turned to all the wrong things to solve his grief....i truly do Pray to God that somehow this tragedy can be redirected so that at least the Hayden and Abby have a life of love and family ....GOD knows they above all deserve something better than what was dealt to them.......


With all our love....

the Harris family

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ShamsAci

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noman
noman

I can't stop laughing after reading the first sentence of this article, "... the family that prays together, stays together. And the family that robs together… goes to jail together"..... Ha ha ha!!!