- Associated Press - Friday, November 21, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court declined Thursday to hear an appeal from a Carriere, Mississippi, man who was sentenced to two life terms without parole after being convicted of failure to stop a motor vehicle and aggravated assault on a police officer during a 2009 escape from jail.

Scooter Robinson was sentenced in 2012 in Hancock County as a habitual offender. Prosecutors say Robinson had six previous felony convictions.

Robinson was serving a 12-year sentence for escape from the Pearl River County jail the day before the police chase in Lakeshore on Jan. 17, 2009. He had fled from police custody at a Picayune hospital.

The assault count stemmed from his dragging an officer who had reached into Robinson’s car to get the keys at a roadblock.

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