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 Jerry Otis Robinson, 39, of Louisa was wanted in Hanover on a malicious wounding charge for an old shooting in Mechanicsville.
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Date published: 8/17/2012


A man wanted in Hanover County for the past 13 years has been arrested in Louisa County.

Jerry Otis Robinson, 39, of Louisa was wanted in Hanover for an aggravated malicious wounding charge related to a 1999 shooting in Mechanicsville.

According to Sgt. Chris Whitley of the Hanover County Sheriff's Office, the Metro Richmond Crime Solvers received an anonymous tip about Robinson's whereabouts.

After an investigation, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Richmond was contacted, Whitley said.

The task force, accompanied by the Hanover and Louisa sheriff's offices, executed a search warrant Wednesday at a home in the 1800 block of Jefferson Highway in Louisa.

Robinson was located and arrested without incident, Whitley said.

On Jan. 29, 1999, at 11:42 p.m., Hanover deputies responded to a domestic dispute call at the 7100 block of Ellerson Mill Circle in the Mill Trace apartment complex in Mechanicsville.

Upon arrival, Whitley said deputies heard a female inside an apartment yelling for help.

Whitley said she had been shot six times in the torso by Robinson with a .22-caliber handgun.

The victim, his girlfriend at the time, survived the shooting.

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

Robinson fled on foot and was not found until this week, Whitley said.

During that 13-year period, Hanover officials had been actively searching for Robinson, who was on their Most Wanted Fugitives List and had been featured on the "America's Most Wanted" television series and website three times.

Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419
Email: psmith@fredericksburg.com