Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 25, 2016

Shooter now in custody

By John Howell
A Batesville police patrolman driving on Pearson Street about 8:30 p.m. Sunday night responded to the sound of gunshots from nearby Ozbirn Street to find a woman en route to the hospital emergency room with a wounded man in her back seat.
“The officer was so close that he got there before we even got a call about it,” Deputy Police Chief Jimmy McCloud said.
“As I turned onto Ozbirn Street I saw several subjects in the roadway,” Patrolman Justin Davis states in his report. “At this time I activated my body camera and exited my vehicle. During this time I hear several more shots in the area of Vaughn Street.”
The female drove up and told the officer the victim, Dennis Rudd, 26, Batesville, was in her back seat and that she was taking him to the hospital, “… and drove off,” the report states.
Davis was joined at the scene by patrol officers Brandon Urban and Greg Jones and Sgt. Richard Lott. The officers talked to residents of Ozbirn Street. One told them he saw a man “wearing a green shirt running down the street.”
The female returned to the scene and said she had left the victim at the Merit Health Batesville Emergency Room. She identified the suspect as Markevious Quendez Robinson, 23, 105 Browning St., Batesville.
Robinson turned himself in at the Panola County Sheriff’s Department about 10 a.m. Monday, McCloud said. He was charged with aggravated assault. Bond was set at $200,000.
The victim was transported from Merit Health Batesville to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis with non-life-threatening injuries, McCloud said.

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