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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Holmes County Sheriffs Office Press Release on Manhunt

Holmes County Sheriff Timothy Zimmerly reports that a Toledo man remains in custody this afternoon after being captured following an extensive organized search yesterday morning that spanned both Holmes and Ashland Counties.

Andre L. Robinson Jr., age 25 of Toledo, was finally captured and arrested without incident by Holmes, Ashland County Deputies, and the Loudonville Police Department at around 7:24 p.m. yesterday evening.

Robinson was found hiding in a corn field by the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office Drone Team on Ashland County Road 2575 near the intersection of Ashland County Road 175.

The initial search for Robinson began on Tuesday evening at around 11:00 p.m. when he fled as the driver of a vehicle that was stopped by the Loudonville Police Department on State Route 39 just inside Holmes County. Deputies searched for Robinson for several hours after he fled, but he was not located at that time. The search resumed in the early morning hours yesterday.

Investigation by deputies revealed that Tuesday evening Robinson and a female passenger in the vehicle Alajhia N.U. Williams, age 27 of Toledo were involved in a theft offense that occurred on Township RD 130, Mechanic Township, Holmes County. The pair purchased four (4) French Bulldog Puppies valued at $11,000.00 and paid the victim with fake currency. The victim was able to provide a description of the pair and their vehicle to deputies after they fled with the puppies. The puppies were in the vehicle at the time of the stop.

The puppies were found safe, unharmed, and returned to the victim. Williams was also arrested by deputies at the vehicle stop and she remains in custody at the Holmes County Jail.

Sheriff Zimmerly wishes to thank all those who called and assisted deputies with this investigation and locating the whereabouts of this individual.

Deputies were assisted by the Loudonville Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers & Aviation, Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, and Loudonville EMS.

This investigation is continuing.


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