December 18, 2014

Escaped inmate captured

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Everett Robinson

By Kevin Bunch
Staff Writer | news@arenacindependent.com
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HOUGHTON LAKE — An inmate being transported back to Roscommon County from Arenac County by the Arenac County Sheriff’s Department who escaped last week was captured early Monday, May 28.

Everett Alan Robinson, 29, of Standish, was found by Michigan State Police officers in a hunting blind near highway F97 and Railroad Grade Road in Roscommon County. Police made the arrest at approximately 6:45 a.m.

Robinson escaped while he was being transferred back to Roscommon County after a court date in Arenac County.

While heading back to Roscommon, Robinson allegedly broke through the divider in the sheriff’s vehicle, overpowered the Arenac sheriff’s deputy, stole the deputy’s gun and the transport vehicle at approximately 9:20 a.m. Monday, May 21. The vehicle was later located on M-55 near Maple Valley Truss, but Robinson is still on the loose, hiding in forest and swampland.

Arenac County Sheriff James Mosciski said the deputy attacked was shaken up, but is otherwise fine.

Law agencies involved in the search included the Arenac, Roscommon, Crawford, and Ogemaw sheriff’s departments, the Michigan Department of Corrections, Denton Township police, Gerrish Township Police, and the Department of Natural Resources.

Mosciski said canine units and a helicopter were part of the search for Robinson.

Robinson was arrested for home invasion and on his way to the Roscommon County jail when he escaped. He previously had served nine years for a criminal sexual conduct charge before being released in July.

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