Two Arrested in a Whopper of a Robbery

On October 9, 2015, at about 12:55 a.m., a green two-door sedan, with a cracked rear window and occupied by one male, entered the drive-thru placed an order at the Burger King restaurant located at 2177 E. Ledbetter Drive. After placing the order, the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Donte Bass-Hudspeth, Black male 9-13-1995, pulled forward to the drive-thru window. When the employee opened the drive-thru window to complete the order, a second male, later identified as Donald Hughes (B/M 9-22-1996), who had been hiding against the wall outside the window, jumped through the window and entered the store. This second suspect produced a gun, struck the employee in the head with the gun, and demanded money from the register. The employee opened the register and surrendered the cash. The second male later jumped back through the drive-thru window and got into the green two door car with the other suspect. Both males fled the location in the green two-door sedan.

Moments later, South Central patrol officers located the green two-door sedan with a cracked rear window in the 300 block of East Ledbetter drive and conducted a traffic stop.   While standing outside the suspect vehicle, officers observed, in plain view, a gun and clothing in the rear seat. The clothing in the rear seat matched the suspect clothing description provided by the Burger King employee. Both suspects were arrested. The cash that was stolen in the offense was recovered from Hughes’ pocket. During interviews, Hughes admitted to his role in the offense and implicated Bass-Hudspeth as his accomplice and get-away driver. Both have been charged with Aggravated Robbery, a 1st degree Felony.