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Skyler Robinson, Suspect in K-9 Schultz's Death, Back in Jail

Skyler Robinson, 22, was arrested Monday by Gloucester County authorities. He was on that county sheriff's most wanted list for charges unrelated to the K-9's death.

Skyler Robinson’s meeting on a drug rehab program—which will allow him to avoid trial on charges he killed a police K-9—ended with him back in jail Monday.

Robinson, 22, was arrested at Superior Court in Camden County by the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. It turns out he was No. 4 on the Gloucester County sheriff’s most wanted list.

Robinson is known locally as a suspect in the death of Gloucester Township Police K-9 Schultz on Nov. 30, 2010. The Sewell man allegedly swung the German shepherd into oncoming traffic after Schultz bit down on his arm during an arrest. Robinson was accused of robbing a Chinese restaurant and trying to escape when confronted by police and Schultz.

Schultz was hit by at least three cars and died at the scene.

The case caused an uproar in Gloucester Township last week after residents learned Robinson would enter a drug rehab program rather than face a prison sentence by going to trial. Robinson’s alleged co-conspirator earlier received a six-year prison sentence in the case, but Robinson took advantage of a brand-new law to enter the drug rehab program.

After a Jan. 28 meeting at Superior Court for that program, Gloucester County authorities arrested Robinson on violation of a probation warrant. Robinson has been on probation since 2010 for theft by unlawful taking, according to Gloucester County authorities. He failed to appear before a judge on Dec. 21, 2012, and a warrant was put out for his arrest. 

The Gloucester County case isn't related to the Schultz charges.

Robinson was held without bail in the Gloucester County Jail.

For more on Robinson and the Schultz case, see:

  • Chief 'Disappointed' by Ruling in K-9 Schultz Case
  • No Prison Time for Accused K-9 Schultz Killer
  • K-9 Schultz Co-Conspirator to Serve 6 Years
  • UPDATE: Christie Signs 'Schultz's Law' Same Day Indictments Handed Up in Case
  • Police K-9 Memorial Nears Completion
  • Letter From K-9 'Schultz' Handler Cpl. Mark Pickard
  • Police K-9 Killed in Line of Duty

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rob February 01, 2013 at 05:32 PM
poetic justice hope he rots
meg madden February 01, 2013 at 06:04 PM
was very upset to hear he went to rehab. Glad to hear he was arrested and in jail today!!
Dennis A February 01, 2013 at 10:52 PM
How could he have gone through an entire hearing without the police or judge knowing he had a warrant or was #4 on the most wanted list??? The system is completely backwards! I can't even miss a traffic court date without getting a warrant. This is a joke. At least they got him now.
GT44 February 02, 2013 at 05:19 AM
Ha Ha, this is great, just like many predicted would happen. Where are his dumbass friends that were crowing on here last week about him beating the charges. LMAO, couldn't even make a week...yep, model citizen. See ya skylar enjoy your room, we left a light on for ya.
Joe February 02, 2013 at 02:19 PM
Isn't jail rehab? Keep him there for a long time until he's cured.

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