Hanover fugitive arrested in Louisa
From the Hanover Sheriff’s Office
Jerry Otis Robinson
Jerry Otis Robinson, 39, of the 1800 block of Jefferson Highway in Louisa County has been arrested for aggravated malicious wounding in connection to a 1999 shooting incident in Mechanicsville. Robinson is currently incarcerated at Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover County and is being held without bond pending a preliminary hearing in Hanover County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on October 4, 2012, at 3 p.m.
Based upon an anonymous tip received by the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers regarding Robinson’s whereabouts, investigators evaluated the information received and made contact with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Richmond. Yesterday, the task force, accompanied by Hanover and Louisa County Sheriff’s Office personnel, executed a search warrant in the 1800 block of Jefferson Highway in Louisa County. Upon searching the residence, Robinson was located and arrested without incident.
“Without question, I’m very proud that we were able to make an apprehension in this case. More importantly, I’m pleased that the victim, who has been waiting so long for this very moment, will finally have some sense of closure. In addition, I’m very appreciative of the perseverance exhibited by our investigators, as well as the direct assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Richmond, the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers, and America’s Most Wanted,” said Colonel David R. Hines, Sheriff.
On January 29, 1999, at 11:42 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7100 block of Ellerson Mill Circle in the Mill Trace apartment complex for a report of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, deputies heard a female inside of an apartment yelling for help. Deputies then made entry into the apartment and found the victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Further investigation revealed that the victim had been shot six times in the upper torso by Robinson with a .22 caliber handgun. Robinson fled on foot and his vehicle remained at the scene. Fortunately, the victim survived the attack.
Since that time, the Sheriff’s Office has been actively in search of Robinson and following up on all relevant leads regarding his whereabouts, which has often involved working closely with the U.S. Marshals Service. Part of these efforts also involved having Robinson featured on the America’s Most Wanted television series and website on three occasions (see http://www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=26690).
The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Richmond is made up of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Department of Corrections, and the Richmond, Chesterfield, Petersburg, and Hopewell Police Departments.