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Alton Robinson, Texas A&M Recruit, Arrested for Robbery: Details, Comments

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Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistFebruary 16, 2016

Texas A&M defensive end recruit Alton Robinson was arrested by police in Bexar County on Tuesday. 

According to David Ibanez of KSAT in San Antonio, officers from the Bexar County Sheriff's Department picked Robinson up at school and charged him with robbery stemming from an alleged incident with his ex-girlfriend. 

Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman James Keith told Ibanez that Robinson's ex-girlfriend filed a criminal complaint after she "told the investigator that on Feb. 9, she came home from a store around 11:15 p.m. and found Robinson hiding in some bushes near her driveway."

Robinson's ex-girlfriend claims he "ripped her purse" from her shoulder as she tried to enter her house and ran off with it. Keith also said she claims a similar incident took place last year, when "Robinson approached her car and stole her purse." The spokesman added "a struggle ensued and the girl suffered minor injuries."

Ben Baby of the San Antonio Express-News added Robinson's robbery charge is a second-degree felony, according to the sheriff's department. Per Ibanez's report, Robinson's bond was set at $20,000.

Robinson was part of a strong 2016 recruiting class for Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin. According to 247Sports, the Aggies had the 16th-best class with 21 total commitments. Robinson, a 3-star prospect from Converse, Texas, is the 28th-ranked defensive end by 247Sports' composite rankings.   

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