James Doty Obituary, Death – A family member reported to the Cibolo Police Department on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, that 61-year-old longtime Cibolo resident and civil servant James Doty was attacked and robbed while walking to his vehicle in a parking lot in the 4400 blk of Green Valley Road on June 15, 2023.
Since it was reported, Cibolo Police Department Criminal Investigations Division detectives have prioritized this investigation. James Doty withdrew money from the Security Service Federal Credit Union in Schertz, TX at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2023. According to a bank video, a black woman with a surgical mask watches Doty do his banking and then follows him out.
The woman gets into a gray Chevrolet Impala that follows Doty out of the bank parking lot. Doty visits a 4400 Green Valley Road business at 2:15 p.m. After Doty enters a business, CCTV footage shows the gray Chevrolet Impala following him from the bank and circling the parking lot. A newer gray Chevrolet Trailblazer pulls up behind Doty’s car as he leaves the business.
Doty is attacked from behind by a black man in a blue hoodie and surgical mask. The culprit fights Doty on the ground before fleeing to the Chevrolet Trailblazer with a white envelope holding the money Doty had withdrawn. Doty drives away after the suspect flees. The incident was not reported to police.
Mr. Doty fell and acted strangely on June 21, 2023.
Mr. Doty was hospitalized in San Antonio on Thursday, June 22, 2023, as his symptoms worsened. Doty was hospitalized in a coma and ventilated. Detectives learned on July 13, 2023, that James Doty died in a San Antonio hospital on July 12. We pray for Mr. James Doty’s family, a longtime Cibolo citizen and civil worker. Our detectives are prioritizing this investigation and identifying the perpetrators.
We’ll cooperate with the Guadalupe County Attorney’s Office to charge the suspects with the proper felony to the fullest extent of the law.” John Wells, Interim Police Chief. Unfortunately, “bank jugging” is rising nationwide. When withdrawing money from a bank, be alert of your surroundings. Don’t stop if you’re being watched or followed.
Call 911 to meet a police officer at a safe, well-lit site or drive to the nearest law enforcement station.
Cibolo Police Department Detectives are investigating all leads, however, the suspects have not yet been identified. The Cibolo Police Department needs help identifying the Chevrolet Trailblazer, male suspect, and Chevrolet Impala, female suspect in the surveillance photos.
If you or anyone you know identifies people in this post, please call Detective Hernandez at (210) 858-3209. Call the Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers Hotline at 877-403-TIPS (8477), text “Guadalupe” plus your tip to 274637 (Crimes), or use the See It, Say It, Send It smartphone app to stay anonymous.