Accused Ellisville robber: "I ain't no bad criminal"

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - An Ellisville man accused of robbing his own bank has been ordered held on $100,000 bond.

Jimmy Hutto, 67, was arrested Tuesday afternoon within a few minutes of allegedly robbing the Bank of Jones County. Authorities say Hutto entered the bank, showed the teller the butt of a gun and said no one would get hurt if they gave him $22,000.

Even though the suspect was wearing a surgical mask, a teller recognized him as a customer.

Police found Hutto at his home 2 miles away and searched his house. He reportedly had just over $1,000 in his pocket, the same amount that was taken from the bank.

As he was being led to a patrol car after making his first appearance in court this afternoon, Hutto said, "I ain't no bad criminal."

He's in the Jones County Jail awaiting action from the grand jury.

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