UPDATE: Leslie Robinson, 37, was last seen this morning around 6:30 a.m. at the Wesco in Evart, according to Michigan State Police. If you have information you can call Silent Observer at 800-528-8234 or police.
MCBAIN — After searching for around three hours Tuesday afternoon, Michigan State Police and Missaukee and Wexford county sheriff’s offices called off the search for a parole absconder.
MSP Lt. Travis House said around 2 p.m. a vehicle left in a field on Seeley Road near the south county line was found and was associated with Leslie Robinson, who is wanted for a parole violation.
Law enforcement set up a perimeter around Meyering and Seeley roads near Clam Lake Township and McBain.
According to the Michigan Department of Corrections website, Robinson absconded from his Reed City parole and has two active sentences that include operating/maintaining a meth laboratory and fleeing a police officer, third degree.
He has a criminal record dating back to 1999 which includes maintaining a drug house, possessing a firearm as a weapon, receiving and concealing firearms, larceny and unlawfully driving away a vehicle, according to the website.
In October 2016 the MSP Fugitive Team was also actively searching for Robinson, who had a warrant for his arrest from Cadillac regarding charges of police officer assault, resisting or obstructing as well as two felony counts of operating a meth lab and felony firearms from a separate Traverse Narcotics Team investigation.
“He’s well-known to the law enforcement over there,‘ House said.
Robinson is a 37-year-old white male, is about 6 feet, 4 inches tall and about 230 pounds.
Law enforcement thought Robinson was in the area Tuesday and were trying to catch him while they had the opportunity to do so, House said.
He said Robinson had an argument earlier in the day where he was verbally threatening and he has a history of being potentially armed, but as far as he was aware there wasn’t a weapon on Tuesday.
Missaukee County Detective Sgt. Mike Wiers said Robinson should always be considered armed and dangerous.
The search was called off around 5:15 p.m. after law enforcement failed to find additional evidence to suggest Robinson was there, House said.
People in the area are asked to remain vigilant and call 911 immediately if Robinson shows back up.