UPDATE: Colorado murder suspect involved in Montague Co. manhunt awaiting extradition

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Update: December 12, 8:10 p.m.

Donald Robinson Jr. is awaiting extradition to Jefferson County, Colorado on suspicion of committing 1st-degree murder and aggravated robbery.

UPDATE: December 12, 12:27 p.m.

The Colorado murder suspect in the Montague County manhunt has been identified as Donald Robinson Jr.

Robinson was booked into Wise County jail on a first-degree murder warrant in Colorado as well as on charges for evading arrest and reckless endangerment of a child.

According to DPS Sergeant Dan Buesing, Wise County troopers attempted to stop a Chevy Malibu on 287 in the Alvord area on Dec. 11 at around 6:45 p.m. The Malibu fled and evaded troopers heading north on 287. Robinson then stopped in the area of Fruitland Road. and 287 and fled on foot.

According to officials, Robinson’s 14-year-daughter was in the vehicle as well as other occupants: Donald Copeland Jr., 37, who has charges in Colorado for evading arrest and reckless endangerment of a child; as well as Brittani Milton, 25, who has no previous charges.

UPDATE: December 11, 2020 at 10:29 p.m.

DPS Sergeant Dan Buesing said the suspect is in custody. The suspect was found in the area of Fruitland Road on US 287.

We will update this story when more information is available.

MONTAGUE COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — The Montague County Sheriff’s Office is urging neighbors in the Lawhorn Lane area, off Highway 101 to lock their doors.

DPS troopers and Montague County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for what may be an armed murder suspect in the Sunset area.

Montague County dispatch said tonight, Dec. 11, their search came after a pursuit and that they were contacted by Denton County.

Our newsroom was told officials are searching for a black male and that the murder allegations may be out of Colorado.

The sheriff’s office reports a helicopter and drone are part of the search as are dogs and authorities on horseback.

Our crew on scene said dozens of law enforcement units are on scene.

If any further information becomes available, we’ll be sure to pass that on to you right away.

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