Miller County prisoner to face murder charges in California

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A man being held in the Miller County jail on an aggravated robbery charge is wanted for murder in Pasadena, Calif., in a gang-related shooting.

Charod “Pac Man” Robinson, 28, was arrested May 9 by Texarkana, Ark., police for aggravated robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon. Robinson and co-defendant Gregory Martin, 25, allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint outside her home.

Police pulled over a Ford Taurus at 2:19 a.m. being driven by Martin at the intersection of East Seventeenth and Hickory streets. When officers searched the car they found a pair of black cloth gloves and a bandana on the driver’s seat, a pair of latex gloves in the driver’s door and a California identification card with Robinson’s name on it in a storage compartment.

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While officers were talking with Martin, a woman drove up and told officers she’d just been held up outside her home and that Martin looked like one of the men who’d taken her cash and a set of car keys. Officers had made contact with Robinson, who was allegedly wearing gloves, less than 30 minutes before stopping Martin. Robinson was on foot just a short distance away. Robinson was located and taken into custody. In the area where he’d been walking, police found a set of keys and a 9 mm pistol.

Robinson and Martin allegedly gave conflicting answers when asked if they knew each other. Detectives from Pasadena informed Texarkana, Ark., police that Robinson is wanted in their state for the double murder of two people who were killed in January as they attended a vigil for the victim of a gang-related shooting in December. According to media outlets in California, Robinson is a member of a street gang which was feuding with a rival gang at the root of a rash of shootings in that state.

Robinson agreed to waive extradition to California to face murder and other charges at a court hearing Tuesday in Miller County. Martin remains in the Miller County jail on a charge of aggravated robbery. He faces 10 to 40 years or life in prison. Martin’s bail is set at $250,000.

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