Third suspect in ‘violent’ robbery spree identified, sought

Third suspect in ‘violent’ robbery spree identified, sought
Tyre Webster (Source: Selma Police Department)

SELMA, AL (WSFA) - Three suspects armed with an AK 47 committed a carjacking in Dallas County as part of a “violent” robbery spree, police said Thursday. Until now, only two of the suspects, Tamica Hall and Rayford Mitchell, were known. That’s because both are in police custody on multiple felony charges.

Now, police know the third suspect’s name, and they’re urging him to surrender peacefully as they simultaneously call on the community to help turn him in.

Tyre Webster is wanted on the same charges as Hall and Mitchell, a trio of 19-year-olds police say racked up warrants for first-degree robbery, first and second-degree receiving stolen property and eluding police. Those are just charges pending with the Selma Police Department.

The investigation into crimes committed in Dallas County has been taken over by the State Bureau of Investigation and an additional first-degree robbery charge is also being filed.

Tamica Hall (L) and Rayford Mitchell (R)
Tamica Hall (L) and Rayford Mitchell (R) (Source: Selma Police Department)

“The Selma Police Department has been in contact with Tyre Webster’s family and he has been given several opportunities to surrender,” the Selma Police Department stated. “Webster has refused to peacefully surrender. So, at this time, Selma PD considers him armed and dangerous and he is actively evading law enforcement.”

Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier said Webster “has used a ruse of surrendering on several occasions. He has even lied to his family about his plans his plans to turn himself in. So, considering the violent crime spree that he participated in and the fact that he fled from law enforcement, we have no choice but to treat him as a threat to public safety.”

And Collier cautions anyone who may try to help Webster avoid arrest not to do so. They would also face charges, he warned.

The incident started in neighboring Valley Grande on Jan. 5 when the suspects committed a carjacking and fled in the stolen vehicle.

Selma police were alerted to be on the look out for the suspects and vehicle around 10 p.m. that evening. Less than 20 minutes later, Selma officers were called to the parking lot of the Dallas Avenue Winn Dixie on reports of a person being robbed. Investigators quickly determined the description of the suspects and vehicle matched the case out of Valley Grande.

Police officers found the vehicle at a convenience store on Citzens Parkway and arrested Hall on the scene. The other two suspects fled the scene on foot and were pursued by responding officers.

Mitchell was seen running with a pistol in his hand. After being confronted at a fenced area behind an apartment complex, he is said to have refused multiple commands to surrender and was fired upon by an officer. He wasn’t injured, but he did surrender after the single shot was fired.

The final suspect, Webster, was not apprehend during the chase. If you know his location, call Selma Police at (334 874-2125), Dallas County Crime Stoppers at (334) 877-3530 or any local law enforcement agency.

Webster is known to frequent the Marion Junction community, Selma and the surrounding area.

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