Selma man arrested for alleged robbery

Published 11:02 pm Monday, September 22, 2014

A former employee of a housing complex on the 1800 block of Green Street was arrested Saturday for allegedly robbing two residents of that same complex Friday. 

fields_revisedThe 24-year-old suspect, Quintavis Jamel Fields, was arrested and charged Saturday with one-count of first-degree robbery and one-count of attempted first-degree robbery. Fields, who resides at 209 Wrenwood Ave., Selma, is currently in the Dallas County Jail under a bond totaling $90,000.

“The Selma Police Department is using all the resources that are available to them to bring anyone involved in robberies and attempted robberies to justice,” Lt. Curtis Muhannad, with the Selma Police Department said. “We’re going to follow up thoroughly on all leads.”

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The arrest stemmed from a Friday call the Selma Police Department received at 8:47 p.m. about a robbery that victimized two males residing on the 1800 block of Green Street but injured no one, according to Muhannad.

Victims of the incident reported that the incident occurred inside of the complex’s hallway, where Fields allegedly threatened and attempted to rob the first victim with what appeared to be a gun wrapped in a gray t-shirt.

When the second victim walked into the same hallway, Fields reportedly pointed the assumed weapon to the second victim’s head, demanding he “give it up.”

Afterward, the second victim allegedly gave Field his phone, but the first victim did not give the suspect anything.

The victims identified Fields from a six-pack photo lineup.

First-degree attempted robbery and first-degree robbery are both considered Class A felonies, according to Muhannad.

District Attorney Michael Jackson said Tuesday bond hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the Dallas County Courthouse.