Mobile Police have arrested the serial armed robbery suspect accused of targeting several businesses in Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia Counties. Deonta Felts, 24, was arrested Saturday afternoon.
During the month of September, police began investigating a series of commercial robberies involving the same suspect who would enter the businesses armed with a gun and take money from the safe and registers. The suspect would only drape a t-shirt over his head leaving his face uncovered.
On Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, after receiving a tip identifying the robbery suspect, MPD received a call from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office advising that Felts had been involved in a commercial robbery in Pensacola and had been shot, and they were in route to USA Medical Center to interview him.
Felts was found connected to the robberies that occurred at Baymont Inn and Suites located at 5634 Tillman’s Corner Parkway (9/10/17), Dominos located at 6305 Cottage Hill Road (9/12/17), Circle K located at 9875 Airport Blvd (9/13/17), Subway located at 951 Schillinger Road (9/13/17), and Dollar General located at 2381 Dawes Road (9/13/17).
On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, Felts was released from the hospital and transported to Mobile County Metro Jail.
Felts is charged him with five counts of commercial robbery first degree, one count of robbery first degree to individual, and three counts of second-degree kidnapping. He also had an active warrant for giving a false name to a law enforcement officer.