Fugitives apprehended by SPD, SWAT

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 21, 2004

More than 20 S.W.A.T. officers from the Alabama State Troopers and 12 Selma Police Officers surrounded a home on Union Street, ready to knock down the door, rush in and apprehend two Mississippi fugitives, early Saturday morning.

Fortunately, both suspects surrendered after the six-hour standoff without incident.

Selma Police received information earlier this month about Elgreco Warren, 28, and Monique Robinson, 26, both of Meridian, Miss.

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Warren was wanted for aggravated assault on a police officer, and Robinson was wanted for being an accessory after the fact.

Officers spotted Warren leaving a vehicle and entering a house on Union Street at 12:25 a.m. Saturday.

Officers set up a perimeter and contacted a resident of the house, who said both fugitives had hidden in the attic.

Sgt. Tommy Weber of the SPD directed all six residents of the home to leave.

“There were no hostages, they simply barricaded themselves in,” Lt. David Evans, SPD information officer said.

Asst. Chief Jimmy Martin established a mobile command post near the scene. Officials decided to call State Trooper S.W.A.T officers soon after.

“These were some bad dudes,” Evans said.

At 4 a.m., the S.W.A.T. unit arrived and began their operations. Before they could enter the home, both fugitives surrendered to police custody.

“The pair was then transported to the Dallas County Jail to await extradition back to Mississippi,” a press release states.

An extradition hearing is expected today. In all likelihood, they’ll waive their rights to an extradition hearing.

If they do, they’ll be transported to Meridian to face charges there.

Meridian police were unavailable for comment at presstime.