Gainesville bank robbery suspect caught in Marietta

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

GAINESVILLE, TX - A man who police believe robbed a Gainesville bank Wednesday afternoon was caught and arrested a short time later in Love County, Oklahoma, on Interstate 35 by sheriff's deputies.
Love County authorities say Lynn McMorris, Jr. has been booked into the Love County Jail.

The Gainesville Police Department says they got the call at approximately 1 p.m. that a man had just robbed the American Bank of Texas on East Broadway.

Police say the suspect entered the bank and demanded money.

No one was injured in the robbery and no weapons were involved.

A short time later, Love County Sheriff Deputy, Harvey Stewart, spotted the getaway vehicle, a stolen Kia Spectra, on Interstate 35 just outside Marietta.

They arrested Lynn McMorris Jr. and took him to the Love County Jail.

They say McMorris is also wanted in Oklahoma County for another bank robbery.

Love County Sheriff, Joe Russell, says McMorris got away with nearly $4,000.

Gainesville Police say the F.B.I. is investigating the robbery in conjunction with the Gainesville Police Department.

They urge anyone with information about this case to contact the Gainesville Police Department at (940) 668-7777 or anonymously at (940) 612-0000.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 15, 2012 at 08:47 AM
    Good job Harvey and LCSO !!!
  • by Interesting on Jun 15, 2012 at 06:27 AM
    Robbing a bank for under 4,000? Geesh lol seems like it wasn't even worth it! Some people are just worthless, i'd really like to tell the guy, get a job like the rest of us!!!!
  • by Ray Location: Gainesville on Jun 14, 2012 at 02:42 PM
    Today newspaper saids "Police haven’t released the name of a suspect being held in the Love County Jail in connection with Wednesday’s robbery at the American Bank on East Broadway in Gainesville." How did KXII this this information the day of the crime?
  • by Zyklon B Location: The Voice on Jun 14, 2012 at 07:43 AM
    Tellers should all be allowed to pack weapons. If this fool demanded money without a weapon, they shoulda laughed at him before beating the shtuff out of him.
  • by Jerrod on Jun 14, 2012 at 06:13 AM
    Imagine what this guy would do if they took away his government benefits! We have increased welfare 41% in teh past 3-1/2 years, and crimes like this are examples of the recipients' appreciation for the 'help'. I could be wrong, but something deep inside is just telling me this guy doesn't work a fulltime job (or any job for that matter)!
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      by bubba on Jun 14, 2012 at 08:40 AM in reply to Jerrod
      Your exactly right Jerrod, we ain't seen nothing yet and the liberals well its to early in the day to go into the liberals agenda, lol...
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      by BEA on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:27 PM in reply to Jerrod
      And the white man that robbed Chase bank?????? in Denison, May we have your summation on him
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        by James on Jun 14, 2012 at 08:26 PM in reply to BEA
        He very well could be a product of the well fare state. Being white doesn't exempt anyone from falling for the hand outs that give rise to crime and bad neighborhoods.
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          by BEA on Jun 15, 2012 at 10:07 AM in reply to James
          That is true, but do know that the majority of individuals being helped are not out robbing people! that is the biggest myth perpetuated by extreme conservatives.
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        by Anonymous on Jun 15, 2012 at 07:03 AM in reply to BEA
        Yes B, you may. H. was probably a government dependent as well. Why are you such a racist B? Why is everything about color to you??? Get a life!
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        by Jerrod on Jun 15, 2012 at 07:25 AM in reply to BEA
        Bea, Oblamer doesn't care what color you are, he wants everyone he can get to become dependent on the government so he can stay in charge, fly around on his private jet, send his wife and kids on lavish foreign vacations with their elite friends, etc. If you can't see that, you can't see! It's not a race thing so please don't try to make it one.
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          by Dan on Jun 15, 2012 at 03:49 PM in reply to Jerrod
          For very many, it is a racist thing. I couldn't count the hundreds of times I hear people refer to the President as that f-ing N****r. But when it comes to people like Jerrod and other not so smart folks, it's more of a moron thing.
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