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Former Mac family charged with Texas bank robbery

Nov 12, 2012 | 8 Comments


News-Register Staff

KATY, Texas — Fort Bend County sheriff’s detectives say three members of a family formerly of McMinnville are being held in connection with the Oct. 1 robbery of a bank in this suburb just west of Houston.

Ronald Scott Catt, 50, and his 20-year-old son, Hayden, were arrested Friday for holding up the First Community Credit Union.

Deputies said the two men dressed in orange construction vests, ball caps and dark glasses to execute the 1:45 p.m. robbery. The pair displayed pistols and left with a bag of cash, deputies said.

Catt’s daughter, Abigail, 18, wore a fake mustache and drove the getaway car, deputies said. She is also facing an aggravated robbery charge for her role in the incident.

The Catts lived in McMinnville from the 1990s until last year. Public records show that Ronald Catt applied for a marriage license in Yamhill County in 1998, listing himself as an engineer. He divorced two years later, after his wife was convicted of a domestic assault.

In early 2011, Catt was booked into Yamhill County Jail on charges of driving on a revoked or suspended license.

Both children were honor students at Duniway Middle School and heavily involved in competitive swimming with McMinnville Swim Club.

Hayden, who graduated from Mac High in 2010, also starred for the Grizzly swim team. He was a key contributor at state.

All three members of the family are being held in the Fort Bend County Jail. The father and son were booked on $140,000 bond each, the daughter on $100,000.

The Catts were arrested after a Texas crime stoppers program offered a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to apprehension of suspects.

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Comments

09:00 pm - Tue, November 13 2012
Pack-o-phuck_withBUCK said:
Damn, I bet they had fun tho!!!
11:44 pm - Tue, November 13 2012
Bluto said:
Great username you got there, very classy.

Dolt.
07:04 am - Wed, November 14 2012
Mack said:
I would love to be there for the trial.
I can just hear them saying "but, but, but we're from McMinnville Oregon. We know a lady who robbed a bank in Willamina and nothing bad happened to her. All she had to do was rake bark dust at the park and sweep the steps of the courthouse and say she was sorry and promise to never be naughty again. Can't we do the same??" To which the Texas judge responds "you aint in Oregon anymore folks. Bailiff, get a rope."
03:23 pm - Wed, November 14 2012
geema said:
That's pretty shocking.
10:44 am - Thu, November 15 2012
Dances with Redwoods said:
Indeed.
01:47 pm - Thu, November 15 2012
goldenapricot said:
Times are really tough. I think I knew Scott Catt from HS. Nice guy. Sounds like his kids were excelling academically. I wonder what was the final push. Very sad.
12:56 am - Fri, November 16 2012
blahblahblah said:
I'm going to miss this family so much :(
11:46 am - Sat, November 17 2012
BoggyWoggy said:
This was a guy who teased students with special needs in our junior high and high school...and picked, relentlessly, on anyone who at anytime could not defend themselves. Karma bites big and it's about time, although it sounds like Karma has been biting him for years. He was NOT a nice guy.

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