York shooter tackled by police chief gets 10 years in prison

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comDecember 20, 2012 

— A York man on the receiving end of a police chief’s tackle after firing shots in a crowded neighborhood earlier this year will spend the next decade in jail, a judge decided Thursday.

Deelgin Robbins, 25, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and violently resisting arrest, said E.B. Springs, assistant 16th Circuit solicitor. Circuit Court Judge Lee Alford sentenced Robbins to 10 years in prison, with credit for the 276 days he has been in jail awaiting trial.

Shortly after noon on March 19, police arrested Robbins after he shot at two men in a blue truck on York’s California Street, which at the time was filled with retirees, residents and neighborhood children.

Police officers, some of whom were eating lunch at a nearby Subway restaurant, responded to the shots fired call and canvassed the area in search of the gunmen.

Robbins fled after police spotted him in a red pickup near a school. When he ran away, York Police Chief Andy Robinson and Lt. Gary Messer gave chase.

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Jonathan McFadden 803-329-4082

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