Pensacola Police have arrested the fourth and final suspect involved in a December 24 2012 kidnapping and homicide.
Anthony Lamar Wilson, 29, no permanent address, was arrested around 9:15 tonight at a home in Ensley with assistance from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Wilson will be booked into the Escambia County Jail on a grand jury indictment for capital murder.
“The arrest of Anthony Wilson is the result of the hard work and persistence of our officers to put the fourth suspect and final suspect behind bars to answer for this crime,” said Pensacola Police Chief Chip W. Simmons.
On June 5, Deontrez Levon Kitt, 27, was taken into custody around 2:30 p.m. at a residence in the 5300 block of North Blue Angel Parkway. He was charged with capital murder on a grand jury indictment.
Two other males – Deavis Saulsberry, 24, and Trevon Nelson, 28, both of Pensacola – also have been charged with capital murder for the December 24, 2012, kidnapping and murder of Torrance Hackworth, 32, of 1321 North J St., Pensacola.
Around 2:45 a.m. on December 24, the suspects approached Hackworth when he arrived at his residence. They then forced him into the apartment, bound him with duct tape and held him in the apartment.
One of the males awakened Hackworth’s 36-year-old girlfriend and their four children, ranging in age from four to 10, and ordered them at gunpoint into the living room. As all six residents were held hostage, the suspects ransacked the house, demanded money and stole various items.
When Hackworth insisted he didn’t have any money because he had bought Christmas presents for the children, the suspects said they were going to kill him. The suspects then beat and struck Hackworth several times with a firearm in front of the woman and children before dragging him outside and putting him into the truck of the woman’s vehicle, which they used to flee the scene.
Approximately two to three hours after the abduction, the woman’s vehicle was found partially submerged at the SandersBeach boat launch. Hackworth was shot several times and his body was found December 26 in a vacant lot in the 1600 block of North S Street. The incident is believed to have been drug related.
Agencies that assisted the Pensacola Police Department with the investigation were the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Gun Crime Response Team, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and State Attorney’s Office.