City seeks robbery suspect

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The Madisonville Police Department is looking for a man who robbed a Madisonville family in late July.

On Thursday, July 26, Dexiel Fountain, 30, is believed to have committed an aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, in the City of Madisonville.

According to police reports, Fountain knocked on the door of the victim’s family in the 700 block of Arrow Street at approximately 5:20 a.m.

The victim opened the door and Fountain reportedly pushed the door open, pointing a handgun and demanded money.

The victim soon realized that the handgun was an Airsoft — a toy — gun, and started an altercation; he then was able to get into the kitchen area and grab a knife, the report states. the The victim told police that he slashed his would-be attacker with the knife, who then fled the scene and was found in the 500 block of North Wilson Street with a knife wound to the right arm. The handgun also was recovered, the report states.

The suspect was transported to a hospital for treatment; later, charges were filed by the Madisonville Police Department and a warrant was issued, but Fountain had left Madisonville.

At this time Fountain could be in the City of Houston.

Anyone who comes in contact or knows of his whereabouts is urged to contact local law enforcement or the Madisonville Police Department at (936) 348-3317.

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