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For Immediate Release

August 15, 2018

Michael Barron, Supervisor Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Vermont (802) 951-6271;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Task Force Arrest Florida Fugitive With Ties to a 2012 Homicide

Burlington, VT – The U.S. Marshals Service, Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) arrested a State of Florida fugitive for a probation violation, stemming from a 2012 homicide.

Kaitlyn A. Robare, 25, of Colchester, Vermont was arrested on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in South Burlington, Vermont when located by Deputy U.S. Marshals. Robare was wanted by the State of Florida Department of Corrections, for violating the terms of her probation.

In March 2012 Cody White and David Smith were arrested and convicted for shooting a male in the head three times during a botched drug deal and fatally shooting another female who happened to walk upon the encounter.

Robare assisted White and Smith in leaving the area of the homicide and provided conflicting reports to police about the incident and the two men’s whereabouts.

Robare pled guilty to Accessory After the Fact to a First Degree or Life Felony and one count of False Report to Law Enforcement Authorities Concerning a Capital Felony.

Robare’S Florida probation was transferred to Vermont and Robare was being supervised by the Vermont Department of Corrections. On August 6, 2018 the State of Florida, Department of Corrections issued a warrant for Robare’S arrest, citing several violations of her probation.

On August 10, 2018 the U.S. Marshals Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force (FCRFTF) sought the assistance of the US Marshals VVOTF in the location and arrest of Robare.

On March 14, 2018 the VVOTF, along with the Colchester Police Department and the Winooski Police Department located and arrested Robare in South Burlington, Vermont. Robare was turned over to the Vermont Department of Corrections.

Any further inquiries regarding this matter should be directed to Vermont Probation and Parole.

Robare’s arrest was a culmination of investigative efforts by the US Marshals Service FCRFTF, the US Marshals VVOTF, the Colchester Police Department and the Winooski Police Department.
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