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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