Baytown police arrested a Houston man linked to several robberies over the last month, all of which occurred at the Motel 6 on Interstate 10.
Over the past month, Baytown detectives have been investigating a series of robberies, three in total that involved a man robbing people at gunpoint outside of the hotel, demanding car keys and wallets.
As recently as Tuesday, a man was shot in the leg after being robbed of his wallet in the 1000 block of Sunset Drive. The suspect then fled in a small black passenger car.
Baytown police spokesman Steve Dorris said when officers responded to the robbery on Sunset Drive they quickly realized this case was similar to the previous robberies and could be related.
As the investigation unfolded detectives, along with Hot Spot officers, began searching the area of the motels on I-10 and were able to locate the suspect’s vehicle leaving one of the motels Tuesday night and subsequently conducted a traffic stop.
“Upon stopping the vehicle officers identified the passenger as 25-year-old Devonte Goff of Houston, who matched the description of our suspect, officers also located a handgun inside the center console of the vehicle,” Dorris said. “Goff was found to be a convicted felon and as such was placed under arrest for felon in possession of a firearm and transported to the Baytown Jail, where he was interviewed by detectives. Detectives were able to link Goff to all three robberies as well as the shooting on Sunset. At this time, Goff is being held on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the shooting on Sunset.”
Dorris said additional charges are pending on Goff in connection with the robberies at Motel 6.
In addition to the Sunset Drive robbery, a suspect was waiting outside a man’s hotel room last month and forced him inside where he was robbed.
In another case, a suspect approached a person in the parking lot, pulled a gun and damned their wallet and keys.
In the third case, an individual was in the parking lot of the hotel when a suspect, who forced the victim to the ground and robbed them at gunpoint, taking their wallet.
Baytown police suspect Goff to be involved in all three cases.
“In each of these cases the suspect description matched and as detectives conducted their investigation, they identified, through video surveillance footage, a suspect vehicle which was described as a small black passenger car,” Dorris said.