Sat 11:15pm: Couple wanted in burglaries taken in custody after chase

EAST LIVERPOOL A couple wanted in connection with a string of daylight burglaries in three counties were arrested Saturday following a high-speed chase through the southern part of Columbiana County.

Sheldon Robinson, 38, is being held in the county jail after being charged with fleeing from police and obstructing police business. Melissa A. Dickson, 27, was not with Robinson during the chase but was taken into custody later Saturday at a Hanoverton-area residence.

The county sheriff’s office and local U.S. Marshal’s Office issued a news release this week asking the public to be on the lookout for Robinson and Dickson, who are suspects in a series of burglaries in Trumbull and Columbiana counties as well as Hancock County, W.Va. Dickson, who had two children with Robinson, is also wanted on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into the county jail.

Authorities had been searching for the pair the past 10 days when a deputy reportedly spotted Robinson driving his Ford F-150 near Gavers about 11:30 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Allen Haueter.

Another deputy joined in the pursuit as Robinson began crisscrossing the back roads around Highlandtown and Glasgow at speeds of up to 90 mph before changing directions and heading back to Gavers.

“They said he was running every back road he could, trying to lose them in the dust,” Haueter said.

Read about the chase in the Sunday Tribune Chronicle.