Third Of Four Homicide Suspects Arrested

June 6, 2013

The third of four suspects involved in a December 2012 homicide has been arrested.

Deontrez Levon Kitt, 27, was taken into custody without incident around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at a residence in the 5300 block of North Blue Angel Parkway. He was charged with capital murder on a grand jury indictment.

Meanwhile, police continue searching for Anthony L. Wilson Jr., 29, address unknown. He also is wanted on a grand jury indictment for capital murder.

Two other males – Deavis Saulsberry, 24, and Trevon Nelson, 28, both of Pensacola – have already been arrested and charged with capital murder for the December 24, 2012, kidnapping and murder of Torrance Hackworth, 32, of 1321 North J St., Pensacola. Around 2:45 a.m. on December 24, the suspects approached Hackworth when he arrived at his residence. They then forced him into the apartment, bound him with duct tape and held him in the apartment.

One of the males awakened Hackworth’s 36-year-old girlfriend and their four children, ranging in age from four to 10, and ordered them at gunpoint into the living room. As all six residents were held hostage, the suspects ransacked the house, demanded money and stole various items.

When Hackworth insisted he didn’t have any money because he had bought Christmas presents for the children, the suspects said they were going to kill him. The suspects then beat and struck Hackworth several times with a firearm in front of the woman and children before dragging him outside and putting him into the truck of the woman’s vehicle, which they used to flee the scene.

Approximately two to three hours after the abduction, the woman’s vehicle was found partially submerged at the Sanders Beach boat launch. Hackworth was shot several times and his body was found December 26 in a vacant lot in the 1600 block of North S Street. The incident is believed to have been drug related.

Agencies that assisted the Pensacola Police Department with the investigation were the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Gun Crime Response Team, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and State Attorney’s Office.

Anyone having information on Wilson’s location is asked to contact the Pensacola Police Department at (850) 435- 1900.


5 Responses to “Third Of Four Homicide Suspects Arrested”

  1. johndoehoe on June 21st, 2013 9:16 pm

    its crazy how people say kill em kill em to me i think god should deal with them not police officers killing humanbeings and killl them as quickly as you can its crazy because if you were in that position you would say otherwise or if that was one of your sons you wouldnt dare say anything like that its very interesting to see how people react to things that happen every day….. i feel like everybody who thinks that they should be put on death row are steered the wrong way in life yea they did a very dumb thing every one deserves to be forgiven how i feel in god we trust huh? well we must not trust god enough to deal with these guys if were just gonna kill them yourselves like i said its very interesting how people react to crimes these day suck it up and deal with it stop being such a suck up to these police who take our freedom every day and sometimes we are not even.. guilty so i really feel for them even know if they are guilty… every body gets forgived and all these people who make decisions on our lives will be dealt with now in god i trust that will come true….. no one should judge us but god……… thanks

  2. 429SCJ on June 8th, 2013 6:49 am

    They never try to make it over the border to Mexico or Canada?

  3. arcese Hale on June 7th, 2013 4:11 pm

    Now I know all these men nd Anthony is a.good person …never did Amy thing.but ppl will lie to get there time cut….life sentence w/o parole is a chance but death penalty is very hard to deal with…..say wat u want my god is awesome nd Anthony Wilson is n my prayers as well as the hackworth family….am truely sorry for the family justice is coming just have patience….

  4. billy on June 7th, 2013 1:06 am

    If you execute murderers these things will cease to happen among you.

  5. mick on June 6th, 2013 9:32 am

    If found guilty a quick sentence of death to all … no 20+ years on death row, kill them as quickly as they did the victim.. enough is enough for all the sorry excuses for human beings out there living outside the law…

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