Man wanted for bail bond violation found hiding under home in crawlspace

David L. Robinson (Source: Mt. Vernon Police Department/Facebook)
David L. Robinson (Source: Mt. Vernon Police Department/Facebook)

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (KBSI) – A man wanted on a warrant for violation of bail bond was found hiding in a crawlspace under his home on Wednesday.

David L. Robinson, 45, faces a charge of resisting/obstructing arrest.

On Wednesday January 11 around 1346 p.m., an officer with the Mount Vernon Police Department saw Robinson at the front of his home.

The officer was aware of a Jefferson County warrant charging Robinson with violation of bail bond. Robinson had previously been sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on an aggravated domestic battery charge.

He was released with a date to turn himself in for the prison sentence and failed to appear resulting in the warrant being issued, according to the Mount Vernon Police Department.

When he saw the officer, Robinson went into his home at 822 Taylor.

Additional officers arrived on scene and made entry to the home.

While searching for Robinson, officers saw evidence someone had entered into a crawlspace under the home from a basement access panel.

Officers began removing the underpinning of the residence until Robinson was able to be seen near the front of the home.

He was ordered to crawl back out of the crawlspace and did so.

Robinson was taken into custody on the Jefferson County warrant and additionally charged with resisting/obstructing arrest.

He was taken to the Jefferson County Justice Center pending transportation to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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