Century Counterfeit Cash Suspect Arrested; ECSO Seeking Second Suspect

August 10, 2018

One Century counterfeiting suspect has been arrested, while another remained at large Friday morning.

Montaio Dearies Mitchell was booked into  the Escambia County Jail Thursday night. He was released on a $2,500 bond.

Mitchell and  Antonio Demetrius Ewing attempted to pass counterfeit money on July 16 at Odom’s Bar on North Century Boulevard and other local businesses in the area, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Ewing is also wanted for fleeing and eluding law enforcement, driving while license is suspended and vehicle theft. If you have any information on Ewing’s whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP or the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620.


20 Responses to “Century Counterfeit Cash Suspect Arrested; ECSO Seeking Second Suspect”

  1. Stumpknocker on August 10th, 2018 9:52 pm

    @ Sunny, it’s like this , when you have $2000 in your pocket and don’t have a job and add the fact that every bill has the same serial number kinda hard to say you didn’t know.

    And yes innocent people are locked up, but I can promise you that more guilty people go free every day, I encourage everyone to go sit in at the court house and see for yourselves. So innocent are locked up and victims are made victims twice.

  2. bill on August 10th, 2018 5:00 pm

    well lets see how about jail time for both of you again lol

  3. Bec on August 10th, 2018 1:35 pm

    Newsflash …..

    I know Montaio well enough to know that he is not innocent. & I would love to go to a world where the justice system doesnt make mistakes. If that was the case, this man would be behind bars for life.

  4. Newsflash on August 10th, 2018 1:03 pm

    Bec………”News Flash, but I’m pretty sure if you are innocent then they dont book you & make you pay a bond to get out.”

    newsflash innocent people get arrested, booked, even convicted all the time. Someone needs to go back to their polyanna world where the justice system never makes mistakes

    Having said that I am in no way defending these two jokers.

  5. Sunny on August 10th, 2018 11:56 am

    “Attempted to pass counterfeit money”.

    Unintentional use of counterfeit money: using counterfeit money, even unkowingly, is illegal. But, a court will only charge someone with fraud if it is proven that the individual consciously tried to pass fake money off as real currency.

    These two could have easily received this money from someone not knowing it was fake. I’m not trying to take up for them, I don’t know either of them. But I don’t check out the bills I have in my possession. Really don’t think about it. Could easily happen to anyone – the good or the bad.

  6. Bec on August 10th, 2018 9:07 am

    He looks happy as all get out In his stupid mugshot too. Try to buy alcohol with some fake money, but the cops let you bail yourself out as long as you got the real stuff. They better check that money too. Dude been in & out of jail his whole life but people still give him a slap on the wrist & that is why he will NEVER change. He needs to face real time & let some reality slap him in the face!! Got people defending him like he did no wrong. News Flash, but I’m pretty sure if you are innocent then they dont book you & make you pay a bond to get out.

  7. rick on August 10th, 2018 8:58 am

    Flomington? I mean really…….lived here your life and cant spell Flomaton?

  8. Lol on August 10th, 2018 8:49 am

    The federal reserve is a privately owned bank that prints fake money legally. You better not counterfeit their fiat currency though! Only they can flood the market with valueless paper.

  9. Mee on August 10th, 2018 1:39 am

    Ive known montaio for a long time and it sad to see what he has become. He has so much talent in football and it all went to waste. A lot of people would’ve gave a lot to had his talent and now, his speed is for just running from the cops. So sad….

  10. Howie on August 9th, 2018 11:04 pm

    If you see them, have them stop by the City of Century and print a few bills. Their payroll department is lacking funds.

    good one tg

  11. Carla on August 9th, 2018 9:58 pm

    Tried to pass counterfeit bills at the fusion in century. Not too bright.

  12. Dumb on August 9th, 2018 8:54 pm

    I dont think Odoms bar would be the best place for those to guys to try push funny money…LOL

  13. Stumpknocker on August 9th, 2018 8:00 pm

    Well not only here but Flomington as well, if anyone should see them call the Sheriffs Office, the little fella ran from them last night like a coward he is. It’s just a matter of time before he commits another crime, and maybe you will be the victim or someone you care about.

  14. Century on August 9th, 2018 7:12 pm

    The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Carlton

  15. tg on August 9th, 2018 4:51 pm

    Can they print up some for Century?

  16. Tarrance Wright on August 9th, 2018 4:21 pm

    Smh… these bums trying to get over on people using counterfeit money. Antonio just got out of prison from doing 9 years for robbing a store. U can find these 2 fella on pond st riding in a old beat up white truck. Hope they get caught real soon and the judge give them the MAX sentence

  17. Grand Locust on August 9th, 2018 4:07 pm

    I knew we were missing some money from the monopoly game, and you know those two look like the two who played here last week….one was the thimble and the other was the top hat.

  18. Tarrence Wright Sr on August 9th, 2018 3:59 pm

    Mr Antonio Ewing just got done serving a 8 year sentence. I think he likes prison. Give him a Lil more time to think on it your HONOR!!!

  19. chris on August 9th, 2018 2:51 pm

    Can’t they just get a loan from the city council? Then they would not have to allegedly counterfeit money.

  20. Tim T on August 9th, 2018 2:48 pm

    Just good all around advice

    A sweet neck tattoo never screams innocent

    Just saying

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