In-custody 16-year-old escapes from Dell Kids’s Medical Heart

by: KXAN employees, Russell Falcon

Posted: 06/14/2021 / 10:29 PM CDTUpdated: 6/15/2021 / 3:25 p.m. CDT

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The Texas Juvenile Justice Department is looking for a 16-year-old boy who escaped custody Monday while undergoing treatment at Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Erik Robinson of Corpus Christi escaped detention around 6:40 p.m. while he was outside for supervised recovery at the hospital on 4900 Mueller Boulevard, the press release said.

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Robinson is described by the authorities as a white man with blond hair and blue eyes. He is 5’8 tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has scars on his right wrist, left hand, both knees and back. He was last seen wearing a gray Adidas sweatshirt and gray sweatpants, the statement said.

According to the TJJD, Robinson was admitted to the department for assault and assigned to Giddings State School in 2018.

Residents in and around Dell Children’s Medical Center and Corpus Christi should be aware of their surroundings. If you see Robinson, authorities will ask you to call 911 but not engage him.

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TJJD says it doesn’t usually reveal the identity of teenagers, but in situations like an escape, the agency does so to ensure the public safety and security of the teenagers. The ministry says it plans to review its guidelines for supervision when treating teens in facilities.

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