Nearly two years after Burton State Bank was robbed at gunpoint, a suspect has been taken into custody.
53-year-old Shawn Patrick Childers of La Grange was arrested today (Thursday) after being indicted for Aggravated Robbery. The arrest came after almost two years of investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, and the Texas Rangers.
On June 7, 2018, a man wearing a hat, sunglasses, and mask robbed the bank at gunpoint before fleeing the scene in a white truck with approximately $12,000. Childers was developed as a suspect after numerous interviews and investigations into his financial history.
Washington County District Attorney Julie Renken said, “The amount of legwork that went into this indictment and arrest is unbelievable.” She said Texas Ranger Lieutenant Jeff Wolf and Washington County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Mark Whidden put numerous hours and miles into identifying Childers as a suspect.
Renken said the case is not finished, as her office is taking it over for prosecution.