A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Leon, Milam, and Robertson Counties until 5:00am Monday morning. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is on its way to the Brazos Valley and should arrive between 2 and 3 am. Heavy rain, frequent lightning, and winds above 50 mph are our main concerns. However, an isolated tornado, especially in our northern counties, cannot be ruled out.
FRANKLIN An 18-year-old who escaped from police custody over the weekend has turned himself in to the Robertson County Sheriff's Office.
The details surrounding how he was able to escape are still unfolding, but we're told there is surveillance footage that captured how it all happened. We reached out to the Police Chief who declined an on camera interview, however, he did say they're continuing to review just how 18-year-old Phillip Robinson was able to slip out of a pair of handcuffs they say were locked around both wrists.
Robinson escaped from jail Saturday night around 11:20 p.m. According to Chief Williams, Robinson was arrested around 2 p.m. Saturday for criminal mischief, a probation violation and resisting arrest.
We're told Robinson complained of chest pain before his arrest and was subsequently taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan for evaluation. Once released from the hospital, Robinson was transported back to Hearne and booked into Jail.
Around 11:30 Saturday night, Robinson told a jailer he was coughing up blood. Chief Thomas says the jailer took him out of his holding cell and handcuffed him to a bench that's believed to have been bolted to the ground. During that time, Robinson managed to slip out of his handcuffs where he then ran out of the front door of the police station.
An escaped inmate who had been in Hearne Police custody has turned himself in to Robertson County authorities in Franklin, according to law enforcement.
Phillip Robinson, 18, reportedly escaped Hearne PD custody late Saturday night, but Monday morning, authorities say he walked into the jail facility and turned himself over to law enforcement.
Robinson was being held on charges of criminal mischief, probation violation and resisting arrest.
More details to come on this story...
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