D’Vonta Robbin Wiki – D’Vonta Robbin Bio
D’Vonta Robbin allegedly attempted to kidnap a seven-year-old child at the Walmart in Leland Wednesday, but the man’s girlfriend described the event as a case of mistaken identity.
He was arrested by the Leland Police Department after it responded to multiple calls from witnesses between 4:07 and 4:11 p.m. that a man had allegedly attempted to take a child who was near one of the entrances of the store located at 1112 New Pointe Blvd., according to a Thursday news release.
He is 26 years old.
D’Vonta Robbin Attempted to Kidnap A Child
The mother of the child standing nearby could grab her child’s leg and allegedly wrestled him away from Robbins as he attempted to run away while carrying the child, the release said. The store’s surveillance video footage captured the events confirming the witnesses’ statements and “aided in a successful outcome.”
The child was not harmed during the incident, according to the release.
Robbins’ girlfriend, Summer Justice, was with him and her kids at Walmart. She said she took him to get a phone and he started leaving the store before her.
He was arrested following an attempted kidnapping of a seven-year-old boy from near the entrance to Walmart on New Pointe Boulevard in Leland shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
He was charged with the following:
assault on a child under the age of 12
resist, delay, and obstruct a law enforcement officer
He is being held under a $75,000 bond.
Police say there is not a relationship between the suspect and the juvenile victim or his mother.
The Leland Police Department encourages the public always to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings.
According to Justice, Robbins was allegedly confused and mistakenly thought the child he picked up was his own.
“He is a kind, sweet soul, who wouldn’t hurt a fly,” Justice said. “He is a good person who was not in his right state of mind. He didn’t know what he was doing. Nor did he understand.”
Justice said Robbins is allegedly diagnosed with several mental health issues.
The Leland Police Department declined to comment at this time if they have found in their investigation so far a mental health nexus as this is still an ongoing investigation.
“He thought the child was ours,” Justice said. “The little boy was the same age as my other child.”