Pinellas deputies capture escaped Largo Road Prison inmate

Joel Robinson

UPDATE: Joel Robinson has been recaptured.

PREVIOUS STORY: LARGO, FL (WFLA) – A Largo Road Prison inmate escaped in Pinellas County Monday afternoon, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

The prisoners were working at a Department of Transportation yard in the county, when the staff supervising the DOT Work Squad conducted an inmate count, and Joel Robinson, 26, was not present. DOT staffers deemed him an escapee and notified local and state law enforcement. K-9 units have been called to search for the inmate.

Robinson is about 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 235 pounds. His charges in Pinellas County include drug possession and sales and grand theft auto.

If you have any information about Robinson please contact law enforcement immediately. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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