ECSO: Two Men Arm Themselves With Shovels, One Pulls Knife During Disturbance

September 25, 2019

A verbal argument that led to two men arming themselves with shovels ended with one charged with pulling a knife on the other.

The incident happened at Washington and Callaway streets in Cantonment.

Louis David Robinson, 53, was charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim told deputies that Robinson armed himself with a shovel during an argument, so he went to a shed and also grabbed a shovel. The victim said the two men never approached each other with the shovels, and they both put them away.

The victim then approached Robinson at his truck in the street, and Robinson pulled out a large butcher knife and came toward him, according to an arrest report. The victim retreated and called 911. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigation determined Robinson came within about 10 feet of the victim while armed with the knife.

Robinson told deputies that the victim came toward him with a shovel, and the knife was in his pocket not his hand.

Based upon the victim’s sworn statement, his ability to accurately describe the knife and a statement by Robinson that he did pick the knife up, Robinson was placed under arrest.


4 Responses to “ECSO: Two Men Arm Themselves With Shovels, One Pulls Knife During Disturbance”

  1. Citizen on September 26th, 2019 10:10 am

    Just another argument that got out of hand… ya dig?

  2. 429SCJ on September 25th, 2019 6:54 pm

    We are coming for your shovels!

    No one has the right to possess weapons of mass construction!

  3. tg on September 25th, 2019 2:28 pm

    Advantage Shovel Plus Knife.

  4. David on September 25th, 2019 8:45 am

    Never bring a knife to a shovel fight