Teen Charged As Adult In Waffle House Robbery

October 31, 2009

A teen has been charged as an adult in the Wednesday robbery of a Pensacola Boulevard Waffle House.

waffle10.jpgAt about 10:30, a black male later identified as Denzel James Reeves Wright, 17, entered the Waffle House on Pensacola Boulevard just north of I-10 armed with an assault rifle and  demanded and received cash from the register. He then fled the store on foot.

Deputies and a K-9 unit tracked Wright down Broad Street where the K-9 alerted on some bushes where a black male and an assault rifle could be seen.

“The suspect initially refused commands to come out of the bushes and relinquish the weapon. Deputies approached and the suspect placed the weapon on the ground next to him. As Deputies approached the suspect to handcuff him the suspect rolled toward the assault rifle as if to re-arm himself,” according to Sgt. Ted Roy, spokesperson for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. “The suspect was struck in the face by deputies and then handcuffed without further incident.”

Wright was charged with robbery with a firearm, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and resisting arrest with violence, Roy said.  He was originally charged as a juvenile, but those his case was moved to adult court on Friday. H


4 Responses to “Teen Charged As Adult In Waffle House Robbery”

  1. observer on November 1st, 2009 11:11 pm

    Great Job ECSO and to the K-9 team of the Sheriff’s Office as well .

  2. Just An Old Soldier on November 1st, 2009 4:51 pm

    Great follow-up to the earlier story. Thanks!

  3. Veronica on November 1st, 2009 1:16 pm

    Good for the ECSO and the K-9!!!

  4. idk on October 31st, 2009 2:37 pm

    haha that’s funny he got punched in the face

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