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For Immediate Release

October 14, 2011 Dominic Guadagnoli, Public Affairs Officer
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Wanted Pace Man who Threatened to Kill Wife, Cops

Pace, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) from Pensacola apprehended a man who according to police reports said he would kill his wife, her family and law enforcement should they try to stop him. According to a report taken by the Sheriff’s Office in Santa Rosa taken earlier this week James Walter Robinson told his wife, “…tell them cops to come on, I have lots of guns and if they come over here someone is going to die.” Robinson, 34, was advised by a deputy in Santa Rosa to stop sending harassing and threatening messages to his wife from whom he is separated. Robinson reportedly continued to send her messages which included one where he allegedly stated “…I have nothing to lose, game on, I’m packing a .44 Caliber revolver…” Later on that night Robinson supposedly entered his wife’s grandparents home while they slept. It is also reported that Robinson had sent his wife a photo of her parent’s home out of state and said he “…had been outside their house.”

The Task Force received information around noon today that Robinson may be at his father’s house in Pace. Members from the Task Force from Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Offices, the State Attorney’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Patrol Deputies from Santa Rosa County then converged on the home on the 5000 Block of Todd Street. The Task Force was unable to determine if Robinson was in fact inside the house. During their investigation they also learned that Robinson like to spend a lot of time in the woods behind the home. While trying to determine if Robinson was inside, Task Force members also began concentrating their focus on the woods. Around 4 p.m. Robinson did emerge from those woods and was immediately spotted by officers first and arrested him without any incident. No weapon was found on or near Robinson.

Robinson was booked into the Santa Rosa County Jail on charges of Aggravated Stalking, Cyber Stalking w/Death or Injury, Harassing Communication, Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling, Criminal Mischief and Petty Theft. Robinson has no bond for the Stalking and Harassment charges.

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