14-Years-Old. Fourteen prior arrests. Arrested again on January 14th. The response from his Grandfather is almost as alarming as the story around his current arrest….
TAMPA (FOX 13) – Hillsborough County deputies say they nearly had to shoot a 14-year-old who was reaching into his waistband. Deputies say that a search revealed Dallas Robinson was carrying a gun and two magazines of hollow-point bullets.
“This was a kid that was fully-loaded, ready to go,” said HCSO spokesman Larry McKinnon. They also found that he has a rap sheet that goes back to when he was 10.
Just after midnight in Tampa, near the intersection of St. James and 127th Ave., a deputy stopped Robinson because his bike didn’t have a headlight.
They say that Robinson ran and that the deputy struggled with him before Robinson reached for his waistband.
“The only reason this deputy believes that this kid didn’t get the gun and shoot him was because he got the draw on him first,” McKinnon said. “Fortunately, we are not at a funeral today, either this kid’s or our law enforcement deputy’s.”
Robinson has fourteen priors starting in 2010 when he was ten.
He has faced charges of carrying a concealed firearm, armed robbery and possession of drugs.
“He needs to be in a program,” said his grandfather, who didn’t want us to identify him.
The grandfather says their family has no idea why the juvenile justice system has let Robinson go.
As recently as 11 days ago, they say he was brought home after a stint in a juvenile assessment center for violating probation for a previous weapons charge.
“They don’t come back and check on the boy,” said the grandfather. “Somebody comes out one time, as soon as they leave, he leaves.” (read more)