At about 11:37pm, August 17, 2012, a Cerro Gordo County Deputy made a traffic stop of a vehicle, which was found to be reported stolen out of Davenport, IA. The traffic stop occurred at 9th and North Federal, in Mason City. A vehicle pursuit started after the female driver, Alexis Nicole Robinson, 22, of Davenport, fled from the scene in the vehicle. Deputies pursued the vehicle onto 12th Street NE, eastbound, and attempted to box in the car. Robinson rammed the rear of a Sheriff’s patrol car and eluded Deputies. Deputies then attempted to box in Robinson again, and she rammed the side of a Deputy’s vehicle, partially disabling it. Deputies were able to force Robinson to stop at the intersection of 12th Street NE and California.
(PHOTOS: NIT reader sent photos from the scene near NIACC campus in Mason City.)
Robinson was arrested at the scene. Four children, ages 1, 3, 4, and 4, were located in the stolen vehicle, unrestrained. Three of the children belong to Robinson, the other child belonged with the passenger, who was not charged.
Iowa State Patrol, Mason City Police, and Mason City Fire Medics assisted at the scene. The passenger was released without charges. Alexis Robinson was arrested and transported to the Cerro Gordo County Jail. Her charges are as follows:
Motor Vehicle Theft, Class D Felony
Eluding, Class D Felony
Assault while participating in a felony, Class D Felony
4 counts Child Endangerment, Aggravated Misdeameanors
4 counts Fail to Secure a Child, Simple Misdemeanors
Driving While Barred, Aggravated Misdemeanor
Driving Under Revocation (drug related), Simple Misdemeanor
Driving Under Suspension, Simple Misdemeanor
No Insurance, Simple Misdemeanor
Robinson is being held in the Cerro Gordo Jail on $5,000 bond.
SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.