In local custody again

Deanna Jo Robinson, the subject of a controversial video which circulated earlier this year, was back in local custody as of Tuesday evening.

Deanna Jo Robinson, the subject of a controversial video which circulated earlier this year, was back in local custody as of Tuesday evening.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said a warrant was issued for Robinson’s arrest after her bonds on an indictment for interference with child custody and a charge of resisting arrest were revoked.

The reasons for seeking the revocation of the bonds were not immediately available Tuesday.

Robinson, 38, was arrested Monday night by an officer with the East Tawakoni Police Department, who made a traffic stop on Robinson’s vehicle for speeding. Robinson was also alleged to have failed to produce a valid driver’s license, and a criminal history check revealed the two active removal of surety warrants out of Hunt County.

“Our transport officers went to Rains County today and transported Ms. Robinson back to the Hunt County Detention Center,” Meeks said. “A Removal of Surety warrant basically means that the bonding company revoked the bonds and warrants for her arrest were issued.”

Robinson was being held in custody Tuesday evening in lieu of a total of $5,500 bond.

Robinson has pleaded not guilty to the interference with child custody indictment, involving an incident in March which was the subject of the video.

A tentative trial date has been set for Jan. 11, 2016. A pretrial hearing is set Dec. 16.

In August, the Hunt County grand jury issued a “no bill” concerning a Hunt County Sheriff’s deputy on an allegation of aggravated assault against Robinson and also returned a no-bill naming Robinson on a charge of assault on a public servant, for allegedly attacking the deputy.

A “no bill” means the grand jury concluded its investigation without finding sufficient evidence to issue indictments, or “true bills,” in the case.

The  indictment of interference with child custody against Robinson alleges she violated a court order, which was the basis of the March 4 incident.

A video which circulated about the case depicts the incident in question, as the deputy and a Quinlan Police Department officer attempt to restrain Robinson while an officer with Child Protective Services (CPS) serves an order to take custody of Robinson’s 18-month-old son via a court order for a writ of attachment regarding the child, issued by the 196th District Court.

The interference with child custody charge carries a maximum punishment upon conviction of up to two years in state jail.

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