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Kemah Man Pleads Guilty to attempted Bank Robbery


Jimmy James Mamoth from 2009

A 59-year-old Kemah man pled guilty to a attempted bank robbery in Hull in September of last year. According to a news release from the Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox, Last Monday, Jimmy James Mamoth Jr pled guilty to an attempted bank robbery 9 months ago. Mr. Mamoth was seen approaching the entrance to Texas First Bank in Hull, former Hill State Bank. He was said to be wearing dark hood jacket, gloves, a Halloween-style mask on his face and carrying a duffle bag. A witness who spotted Mamoth started honking a vehicle horn to draw attention to the would-be robber. That frightened the criminal when then ran into the nearby woods. Responding Law Enforcement captured and arrested the Kemah man. He was carrying a replica weapon. As part of his plea, the U.S. Attorney says Jimmy James Mamoth Jr. of Kemah admitted to a string of robberies and attempted robberies throughout Texas. That included his first robbery of a movie theater in Austin also in 2019. He has also agreed to pay restitution for the crimes he committed.  Again, Jimmy James Mamoth Jr. of Kemah pled guilty to the attempted bank robbery of Texas First Bank in Hull on September 27, 2019. As part of his plea deal, he further admitted to a string of other robberies and attempted robberies throughout Texas.



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