Arrest made in Semmes shooting

By ARTHUR L. MACK

Staff Writer

SEMMES — Neil Andrew Robinson, 43, was arrested by Mobile County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with a shooting in Semmes on Wednesday morning, Aug. 23.

Robinson allegedly shot Jeffery Shaw. The shooting took place at 9171 Howells Ferry Road. Shaw was taken to a local hospital by a female friend, who was also at the scene during the shooting.

According to a report from MCSO public information director Lori Myles, witnesses said Robinson fired a shotgun at Shaw, who was helping a friend move from Robinson’s residence. MCSO deputies, along with U.S. Marshals, later received information that Robinson went to a residence at 2166 Shelton Beach Road.

When MCSO deputies and U.S. Marshals arrived at the Shelton Beach Road location they discovered Robinson had barricaded himself inside the home. After several attempts to negotiate with Robinson, which lasted for several hours, MCSO deputies released a K-9 and Robinson was immediately apprehended.

Robinson was taken to a local hospital. Although his condition is currently unknown, he will be taken to Mobile Metro Jail when he is released from the hospital.

Robinson was placed on parole in 2016, but was arrested last month on charges of use and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with possession and receiving a controlled substance. His trial on those charges is scheduled for Sept. 6.

A check of Alacourt revealed Robinson has an extensive criminal record. Among the charges are harassing communications, filed in February of 2012; third-degree robbery (October 2013); public intoxication (August 2013); resisting arrest (August 2013); as well as first-degree theft of property, bond forfeiture, receiving stolen property, attempted theft of property and possession of burglar’s tools, all in 2007.

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