26-year-old fugitive arrested in California, returned to Lee County

Brian Austin Robison | Photo: Lee County Sheriff's Department

Updated - A Lee County fugitive was caught in Californa and returned to Mississippi to face theft charges.

Posted: Sep 18, 2019 4:36 PM
Updated: Sep 20, 2019 2:30 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A fugitive was booked into the Lee County jail months after he fled from Tupelo police.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, 26-year-old Brian Robison of Guntown was booked Tuesday afternoon on two counts of grand larceny and a drug court violation.

Police officers tried to stop a stolen vehicle, which Robison was driving, the night of June 11, according to the Tupelo Police Department.

An ensuing police chase ended near the Tupelo Regional Airport where Robison managed to escape, according to police.

Lee County investigators wanted Robison for felony thefts.

He was also wanted in other jurisdictions for the same alleged crime.

The Tupelo Police Department later confirmed investigators have charged Robison with felony fleeing and felony motor vehicle theft. 

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department later confirmed Robison was arrested in Santa Ana, California, and returned to Lee County.

UPDATESaltillo is among several law enforcement agencies that have charges on Guntown man.

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