TUPELO • After spending three months on the run and seven weeks in the Lee County Jail, Brian Austin Robison has a new home as he awaits a plethora of new felony charges.
In early October, the state revoked the probation of Robison, 26, of 936 Highway 348, Guntown. On Nov. 4, he was transferred to the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections to serve a pair of 2017 convictions. He is currently in the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl to serve two three-year sentences for possession of methamphetamine. While he is in custody of the state, local authorities will begin work presenting 11 new felony charges.
Robison was charged with possession of methamphetamine in 2015 and 2016. In February 2017 he pleaded guilty to both charges and was given a three-year suspended sentence and three years probation. In September 2017, he was allowed to enter the drug court program.
According to the revocation order, Robison tested positive 10 times for methamphetamine in 2018. He failed to report to drug court three times in June.
While free on probation, Robison led Tupelo police on a high speed chase across town in June. He managed to elude authorities for a while, until he was apprehended in a stolen car in Santa Ana, California. He was booked into the Lee County Jail on Sept. 17 and Lee County charged him with two counts of grand larceny and a drug court violation.
Since then, Saltillo, Tupelo and other agencies have added to the list. He now faces eight counts of grand larceny, felony fleeing, possession of a firearm by a felon and felony taking of a motor vehicle.
It is not clear if the most recent Lee County Grand Jury handed down indictments on the new charges.