Robinson captured in Highland Home

Published 2:55 am Saturday, April 1, 2023

Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Game and Fish Division K9 tracking team apprehended Deshonta Robinson, 26, in Highland Home after a four-hour search Friday evening.

According to Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Investigator Chris Stewart, deputies took Robinson, a black male, into custody around 9:30 p.m. at the Citgo gas station in Highland Home.

“The dogs pushed him towards the Citgo in Highland Home,” Stewart said. “Officers saw him and took him into custody.”

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The chase began just after 5:30 p.m. Robinson was wanted for two warrants – domestic violence third degree harassment and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Before his capture, the Sheriff’s office requested community members contact officers and not approach Robinson, who was reported to be wearing a blue shirt, dark colored pants, and sporting dreads.

“He’s been running for a couple of hours now,” Stewart said while deputies searched alongside the tracking team. “The canine team is on the ground with a deputy and they’re tracking in the area near the Citgo in Highland Home.”

As officers searched the area on foot, Stewart noted there was a chance that U.S. Highway 331 could close temporarily to protect the team and K9s.

“If the canine team [had started] leading towards the highway it would be shut down to protect dogs and officers,” Stewart said. “Once everything is cleared and we made sure the dogs weren’t going to come back across the road, traffic would be reopened.”

Anyone with information regarding this case can contact the Sheriff’s office at (334) 335-4850.