Hennepin County fugitive has history in Carver County 10 Nov 11

Clarence Robinson

A level three sex offender who escaped from custody in Carver County 14 years ago has now done it again in Hennepin County.

Clarence Robinson is the subject of a metro-wide manhunt after he disappeared last week from a halfway house.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections says Robinson (aka Clarence Lee Jones, James Edward Robinson or Maurice Robinson) was on Intensive Supervised Release for a 1997 conviction of burglary in the first degree in which he sexually assaulted a female victim. The 39-year-old was released from the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Stillwater on Oct. 27 and has been on the run since Nov. 1.

Robinson has also been convicted in the Carver County escape, an attempted escape in Anoka County and multiple robbery and burglary convictions.

Robinson is African-American, 6’2”, 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen in Minneapolis wearing blue jeans, a light blue button-down collar shirt, and a blue puffy jacket.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the DOC 24-hour tip line at (651) 603-0026.