Pursuit suspect

Police body camera image of Brian Austin Robison

TUPELO • A Guntown man who fled from Tupelo police earlier this month is now wanted by multiple agencies for a handful of felonies.

Around 10 p.m. June 11, Tupelo police made a traffic stop downtown near the intersection of West Main and Broadway street. Brian Austin Robison, 26, was driving a black Mitsubishi GT SUV that was later determined to be stolen out of Saltillo. Robison initially stopped, but as officers were speaking with him, he sped away.

Robison led police on a chase through downtown and then west toward the Tupelo Regional Airport. Robison drove the vehicle into a wooded area north of the airport and fled on foot. Police detained passenger Shyan Carey, 23, at the scene. She was charged with disorderly conduct and was released from the Lee County Jail on her own recognizance the next morning.

For the initial incident, Robison is wanted for felony fleeing or eluding law enforcement as well as traffic offenses. Tupelo police say that since going on the run, Robison is believed to have stolen several other vehicles and is currently wanted by multiple jurisdictions. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said Robison is wanted for numerous felony thefts not only in Lee County, but in numerous other jurisdictions as well.

Robison is described as a white male, approximately 5’9” tall, weighing about 170 pounds and has brown hair. When stopped by Tupelo, he had a beard.

“He has attempted to change his appearance and may have short head hair and no facial hair,” Johnson said in press release.

In his two weeks on the run, Robison and Carey have been reported all around the north end of Lee County.

A Baldwyn landlord said he evicted Robison and Carey from a County Road 1634 rental trailer on June 10. When he returned to the residence near Elvis Presley Lake five days later, the back door and several windows were broken. Portions of the kitchen ceiling were missing and the couple left two dogs and two kittens. The animals were taken to the animal shelter in Tupelo.

On June 15, a woman reported that Robison had been staying at a Highway 348 Guntown residence and using a phone with an Alabama number.

A barefoot Carey was spotted walking on County Road 1351 in the Eggville community around 8 a.m. June 20. She told a concerned resident she was waiting for a ride. Following a brush with deputies, she was arrested for disorderly conduct. She served three days in the county jail and was released Sunday afternoon.

On June 20, the landlord discovered evidence that someone had broken into the County Road 1634 trailer and stolen miscellaneous clothing and bedding. Two days later, the landlord said someone had damaged the front door and all of the belongings were now gone.

Carey’s apparently stolen 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix was found abandoned June 23 in a dirt pit behind a County Road 885 church, near Elvis Presley Lake and around the corner from Robison’s former trailer. The ignition, dash, stereo and fuse box were all damaged. The car was filled with various items and there was bedding beside it.

Anyone with information Robison’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-773-TIPS (8477).

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