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POSTED: July 13, 2008 5:01 a.m.
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Carl Royal Robinson

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A former prep football star who was named as The Times 2005 Player of the Year remained in the Gwinnett County Jail on Tuesday in connection with last year’s fatal shooting of a teenager.

Ex-Riverside Military Academy running back Carl Royal Robinson, 20, was arrested by Lawrenceville police Friday on an outstanding warrant charging him with furnishing a pistol to a minor, failure to appear in court and probation violation, according to Gwinnett County Jail records.

Robinson was wanted by authorities since October 2007, when warrants were issued for his alleged role in the August 2007 shooting death of 17-year-old Kristen Ivory Hannon.

Hannon died after being shot once in the chest by a 16-year-old who was playing with a .357 Magnum revolver inside a suburban Lawrenceville home. The teen was later charged as a juvenile with manslaughter.

Robinson is accused of giving the gun to the teen, police said. He was not present during the shooting, according to police.

Robinson remains jailed without bond.

He was previously arrested in January 2007 on charges of aggravated assault and terroristic threats and acts in connection with a car chase and confrontation with other young men outside a Lawrenceville grocery store. At the time he was being recruited as a running back by Iowa, Kentucky, East Carolina University, Memphis and Central Michigan.

Robinson finished his four seasons at Riverside Military Academy with 7,377 rushing yards and 90 touchdowns. He was a major part of the Eagles’ 2005 state title team with 2,103 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns. He posted his biggest year as a senior with 2,156 yards and 31 touchdowns.

Staff writer Katie Davis contributed to this report.



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