Belton slaying suspect sketch

A sketch of the suspect

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BELTON — The Belton Police Department released a sketch Wednesday of a suspect in the Sept. 30 slaying of 30-year-old Redrick Robinson.

City of Belton spokesman Paul Romer said a sketch artist drew a picture of one suspect, who is described as a black man with a medium build and a height of about 5 feet, 5 inches to 5 feet, 7 inches.

No drawing was provided of the second black man, who also was described with a medium build and a height between 5 feet, 10 inches and 6 feet, 1 inch.

The men are possibly in a light-colored 2011 or newer model Ford Explorer.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Belton Police Department at 254-933-5840 or Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS. Text tips to Belton Police at 254-217-6764.

“We won’t have any additional descriptions today of persons of interest, but the individuals responsible for the shooting should know that we’re making progress,” Romer said.

THE SHOOTING

A person called 911 at about 4:54 a.m. and said a man was shot at a home in the 800 block of Carla Kay Drive, which was where the Robinson family had lived for about two months.

Robinson was shot multiple times in the home’s master bedroom, and Belton Police detectives found signs of forced entry, Romer said.

Bell County Justice of the Peace Don Engleking pronounced Robinson dead and sent his body for an autopsy in Dallas. The preliminary report said multiple gunshot wounds led to Robinson’s death, and officially called the death a homicide.

Not much information was released up to this point by Belton Police in an effort to build a strong case for the prosecution, Romer said.

The Bell County District Attorney’s office is assisting with the investigation.

CRIMINAL RECORD

Multiple felony and misdemeanor convictions were found in a search of Robinson’s past.

The most recent two convictions were misdemeanors on Oct. 24, 2015, on Belton Police charges for failure to ID fugitive with the intent to give false information and driving with an invalid/suspended license.

Robinson was convicted of felony drug charges on several arrests that occurred in April 2015, May 2013, May 2010 and October 2009 for offenses committed in Temple, Lubbock and Waco.

He received seven years deferred adjudication probation in the 2009 Temple case, but Robinson’s probation was revoked in 2010 and he was sentenced to four years in prison.

The remaining convictions, which began in October 2006, were for misdemeanor offenses committed in Temple, Killeen and Belton.

Robinson’s last sentence expired on Jan. 19.

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