— The first of six juveniles accused in the February armed robbery at an AT&T store now faces formal charges.
Taevon Felton, 17, was indicted Wednesday on two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of kidnapping, each with a three-year firearm specification, plus one count of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.
Felton is one of seven teens, including six juveniles, from the Trotwood and Dayton areas accused in a bold daylight raid on a cellphone store, 8245 Old Troy Pike. They wore masks and hats, threatened employees and a customer with death, and loaded up on merchandise within a span of about three minutes.
Officers apprehended all the suspects after a brief manhunt.
It just so happened that all of Huber Heights’ police detectives, administrative officers and street crews were in the vicinity, as well as a large contingent from other departments taking part in SWAT training, Huber Heights police Lt. Matt Dulaney said at the time.
A Montgomery County Sheriff’s detective has said all seven defendants are tied to either the 2Hunnid or Uptown gangs.
Prosecutors filed motions to have the other five juveniles tried as adults, but the others have not yet been indicted, online court records show.
Caleb Johnson, 18, was the only suspect who was an adult at the time of the crimes. He was indicted in February for two counts of aggravated robbery and single counts of kidnapping and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle according to court records. In March, he was indicted for four additional kidnapping charges, according to online records. He remains out of jail on $50,000 bond and electronic home monitoring.
Felton remains held in the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center. He is scheduled to be arraigned in June 5 in adult court.
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