May 25, 2021

Police pursuit of stolen truck ends in arrest in Winona

Therese Apel

A debit card left in a stolen truck lead to a police chase that ended in an arrest Monday in Winona.

According to Winona Police Department, early Monday morning, police received a report of a stolen vehicle from the Pilot Truck Stop in Winona. Investigators followed leads to Grenada and back to Montgomery County, where they say a suspect, Calvin Robinson, used a debit card belonging to the truck owner in a local store.

The store contacted local authorities and Kilmichael Police Chief Barry Gregg spotted the vehicle and attempted to stop it. A pursuit followed that lasted approximately 35-45 miles and reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour.

The Kilmichael Police Department, Winona Police Department, Montgomery County SO, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Eupora Police Department, Webster County SO and the Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks were all in the pursuit, which ended when the suspect wrecked in Webster County.

A short foot chase followed and the suspect was caught a short time after.

Robinson, of Kilmichael, was arrested and charged with felony motor vehicle theft by the Winona Police Department and will also face charges from the Kilmichael Police Department.

Robinson’s bond was set at $250,000 by Winona Municipal Judge Devoe Lancaster and he will have a preliminary hearing in Winona City Court later this week.

Police say Robinson has a lengthy criminal history.

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