Marshals nab man featured on ‘America’s Most Wanted’ in Louisa

Posted at 5:28 PM, Aug 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-16 17:39:35-04

HANOVER, Va. (WTVR) – The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says fugitive accused of shooting his girlfriend in Mechanicsville in 1999 – and featured on “America’s Most Wanted” — is finally behind bars.

Hanover Sergeant Chris R. Whitley said in a news release Thursday that 39-year-old Jerry Otis Robinson, of the 1800 block of Jefferson Highway in Louisa County, was arrested Wednesday for aggravated malicious wounding in connection the 1999 shooting.

Officials said Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers received an anonymous tip about Robinson’s whereabouts and called in the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Richmond.

The task force, along with Hanover and Louisa County Sheriff’s Office personnel, executed a search warrant in the 1800 block of Jefferson Highway in Louisa County Wednesday.

Authorities found Robinson and he was arrested without incident.

“I’m pleased that the victim, who has been waiting so long for this very moment, will finally have some sense of closure,” said Sheriff David R. Hines.

Robinson’s arrest comes after deputies responded to a domestic dispute at the Mill Trace apartment complex on January 29, 1999 around 11:40 p.m. Deputies said they heard a woman in screaming for help inside an apartment. They said the victim,who survived, had been shot six times in the upper torso by Robinson. Robinson took off on foot and has not been seen since.

However, Hanover investigators have been searing for Robinson ever since. He was even featured on “America’s Most Wanted.”

Robinson is being held without bond at the Pamunkey Regional Jail. A preliminary hearing in is scheduled Hanover County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Oct. 4.