After a month on the run, armed and dangerous Delaware escapee caught

     photo courtesy of the Wilmington Police Department

    photo courtesy of the Wilmington Police Department

    Update: January 9, 2019 — Philadelphia police say Dejuan Robinson is allegedly involved in a multi-state police chase. Read the story here.

    It took almost a month and multiple law enforcement agencies to finally find and capture 17-year-old Dejuan Robinson.

    The Wilmington Police Department said that on October 15 at about 7 p.m. the U.S. Marshals Service and Delaware Juvenile Probation officers were given information leading them to escapee Dejuan Robinson.

    With the assistance of the Wilmington Police Department’s Drug, Vice and Organized Crime Division, Operation Safe Streets, Operation Disrupt, and the Crisis Management and Tactical Team, a search warrant for a residence on the 800 block of West 5th Street helped officers locate and take Robinson into custody.

    On Wednesday, September 16, during afternoon rush hour while Robinson was being transported from Family Court in Wilmington, he kicked out a van window and jumped from the moving vehicle.

    Robinson ran up Martin Luther King Boulevard, shed his shackles and jumpsuit and alluded police, who considered him, “armed and dangerous.”

    It was not his first escape. Police confirmed that in 2013 Robinson had also broken out of the New Castle Detention Center.

    After yesterday’s arrest, Robinson was taken to Wilmington Police headquarters and booked on charges of Escape in the 2nd Degree, and Criminal Mischief under $1,000. Robinson was committed to the New Castle County Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.

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