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Inmate fakes injury to be taken to hospital only to escape custody after assaulting deputy jailer

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Juanita Robinson - BCDC

Wednesday night December 29, 2021, a short time before 9pm, a Bell County Detention Center inmate, 38-year-old Juanita Olyene Robinson of Baxter Kentucky, was taken to Pineville Community Health Care after complaining of a supposed head injury.


While at the hospital waiting to be assessed Robinson attempted to escape through the ceiling of a room. When that failed she assaulted the female deputy jailer that escorted her to the facility and escaped custody running from the hospital over Highway 25E into traffic.


Pineville City Police and Bell County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and are currently searching for Robinson in the Pineville area.


Juanita Robinson is a white female, 5’ 8”, 150 lbs. with red/auburn hair, and hazel eyes. She was originally arrested on a probation violation from a 5 year sentence of theft of identity of another without consent.


Robinson is now facing additional charges of assaulting an officer and escape - 2nd degree.


If you have seen her or know her whereabouts, please contact Bell County Dispatch at 606-337-6174. All calls will be kept confidential.

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