U.S. Marshals, GRPD K-9 catch featured fugitive hiding behind washing machine

Posted at 4:22 PM, Jul 21, 2015

WYOMING – A pair of fugitives recently featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted were taken into custody on Tuesday in Wyoming, but one of them refused to go quietly.

Calvin Robinson (July 21, 2015)

Calvin Robinson (July 21, 2015)

A viewer tip led officers with the U.S. Marshals Western Michigan Fugitive Task Force to an apartment building in the 800 block of 33rd Street in Wyoming, where Calvin Robinson was seen exiting an apartment building he was in.  Robinson surrendered to Deputy Marshals and Task Force Officers as they approached without incident.

As Robinson was being taken into custody, Clarence Powell jumped out of a window of an apartment in the same building, running several blocks until entering a small apartment building also along 33rd Street.  Deputies and Task Force Officers surrounded the building and awaited assistance from marked units with the Grand Rapids Police Department, including a K-9 officer.

Clarence Powell (July 21, 2015)

Clarence Powell (July 21, 2015)

Task Force personnel and uniformed officers with the K-9 officer entered the building, with the K-9 officer locating Powell hiding behind a washing machine in a public area of the building.  He was taken into custody at that point without further incident.

Both Robinson and Powell were taken to the Kent County Jail on their outstanding parole warrants.  Additional charges are being considered for Powell, including fleeing and eluding and resisting arrest.

Robinson had been wanted for violating his parole in October 2014 after serving time for drug possession.

Powell had eluded authorities since late March after violating his parole following a drug conviction prior to Tuesday’s arrest.