Police chase leads to arrest

Published 1:42 pm Monday, January 17, 2005

By By LYDIA GRIMES Features writer
A short, high-speed chase on Thursday, Jan. 13, led to the arrest of a Birmingham man wanted in Evergreen and Birmingham.
Brewton Police Chief David Lovelace said the Brewton Police Department received a call at 6:20 p.m. Thursday of a possible stolen vehicle parked at the Shell Station at the corner of Persimmon and Hwy. 31 South.
Sgt. Eric Saurez responded to the call and found a blue 1990 Olds 88, four-door parked at the station with a black male sitting in the vehicle. As Sgt. Suarez approached to verify the tag, the driver pulled off and fled up Persimmon Street onto St. Nicholas Avenue, going north at a speed of 70 mph with Sgt. Suarez in pursuit.
The subject crashed the vehicle into a utility pole at the corner of Rankin and St. Nicholas and fled off on foot toward Evergreen Avenue. He was later apprehended at the Soap Opera Laundry Mat on Douglas Avenue.
He was identified as Daryl D. Robinson, 30, a resident of 332 10th Avenue, S.W., Birmingham.
There were warrants for Robinson in Evergreen and Birmingham. After the Brewton Police Department charged Robinson with attempting to elude, he was transported him to the county line and turned over to Evergreen Police Department. The vehicle had been stolen in Conecuh County.
Officers Jimmy Payne, Jimmy Baisden and Chris Sheffield were involved in the apprehension of the subject.