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 J.L. Hunter “Red” Rountree

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J.L. Hunter “Red” Rountree Famous memorial

Birth
Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, USA
Death
12 Oct 2004 (aged 92)
Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA
Burial
Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID
9928764 View Source

Oldest Known United States Bank Robber. He gained national attention for his late-in-life crime spree of robbing banks. In 1998, at age 86, he robbed the South Trust Bank in Biloxi, Mississippi, was sentenced to three years probation, fined $260 and told to leave Mississippi. A year later, he robbed a Nations Bank in Pensacola, Florida, but this time he was sentenced to three years behind bars and was released in 2002. In August 2003, he robbed the First American Bank in Abilene and was sentenced to 12 and a-half years in prison. Once a successful businessman, he told the Orlando Sentinel in 2001, that money and revenge were his motivation. A Corpus Christi bank that he'd done business with had forced him into bankruptcy and he had not liked banks since then. He died of natural causes at age 92, in the Springfield prison hospital.

Oldest Known United States Bank Robber. He gained national attention for his late-in-life crime spree of robbing banks. In 1998, at age 86, he robbed the South Trust Bank in Biloxi, Mississippi, was sentenced to three years probation, fined $260 and told to leave Mississippi. A year later, he robbed a Nations Bank in Pensacola, Florida, but this time he was sentenced to three years behind bars and was released in 2002. In August 2003, he robbed the First American Bank in Abilene and was sentenced to 12 and a-half years in prison. Once a successful businessman, he told the Orlando Sentinel in 2001, that money and revenge were his motivation. A Corpus Christi bank that he'd done business with had forced him into bankruptcy and he had not liked banks since then. He died of natural causes at age 92, in the Springfield prison hospital.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 23 Nov 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 9928764
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9928764/jl-hunter-rountree: accessed ), memorial page for J.L. Hunter “Red” Rountree (11 Dec 1911–12 Oct 2004), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9928764, citing Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.