Parents escort wanted suspect

Published 6:47 pm Monday, February 3, 2014

A Selma man, suspected of committing third-degree robbery, was arrested Monday after being escorted to the Selma Police Department by his parents.

Devontae Terrell Jiles, 21, 519 Lamar Ave., was arrested Monday morning and charged with one count of third degree robbery after police spent three days searching for him.

The incident occurred before noon on Friday, when an 80-year-old man was robbed while counting money to pay his bills, according to a news release.

The victim said he was sitting in a chair, counting $620 needed to pay his bills, when Jiles entered the home, the release said.

Jiles asked if anyone else was home and attempted to grab the money, according to the release. Jiles and the victim, whose name was not released, struggled for the money briefly. During the struggle, the victim received an injury to his right hand.

Police said Jiles won the struggle and left the house with $620.

Once Jiles parents escorted him to the police department, he was interviewed and arrested on probable cause for third degree robbery, which is a class C felony.

Jiles is currently being held in the Dallas County Jail under no bond and is awaiting a bond hearing. The maximum bond, under the state guidelines is $15,000.