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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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Erin Shannon January 31, 2013 at 10:27 PM
I'll take it better than being free!!!
Charles Mihalitsch January 31, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Good leave the POS in there until he rots!!! Hopefully some liberal idiot judge doesn't set him free again!
Big Daddy 1 January 31, 2013 at 10:31 PM
You mean Judge Brown didn't have this guys record in front of him at the sentencing deal? Or he had the record and ignored it. Sounds like an investigation is warranted - a real one.
Lynne Valente January 31, 2013 at 10:45 PM
We need new laws to protect animals, not frequent flyer criminals...
Maria Shaw January 31, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Either way this clown is going to do time... woohoo.. Justice!
Michelle Wolfson January 31, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Does this mean he will no longer be eligible to attend rehab instead of facing jail time for his crimes on November 30th, 2010?
laura January 31, 2013 at 11:08 PM
lol priceless, that he would go all through our system without anyone noticing he was #4?! wow, just goes to show you how hard they are working to fix the issues at hand! Hopefully this will get him the jail time he deserves, but it is just to sad that he sat in front of one of our judges and no one knew! scary!
Uncle Jon February 01, 2013 at 02:11 AM
Well DUH.... We are the criminal fishing capital of the world...Catch & Release, Catch & Release, Catch & Release, Catch & Release, Catch & Release, Catch & Release, Catch & Release, Catch & Release...
Nancy Miller February 01, 2013 at 03:35 AM
I can not understand a law that would let a murderer off to go to a drug rehab. Schultz was an officer, as much as his partner......They want to take guns from people, but let the killer free.....God Bless our Police Officers .....
D. H. February 01, 2013 at 04:22 AM
Wake up courts, this guy is a career criminal. The 8th Amendment is IRT cruel & unusual punishment. But the only thing that is cruel & unusual here is law abiding citizens having to deal with these types of A-H****.
Shanna Dugan February 01, 2013 at 05:49 AM
Nice work guys! <3 RIP Officer Schultz <3 A Hero remembered ....Never Dies
Daddy February 01, 2013 at 12:32 PM
LOSER!!! Lock him away Do what the previous judge FAILED TO DO!!!
kim February 01, 2013 at 01:54 PM
He should be in jail for killing an officer
Charles February 01, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Maybe Gloucester County will get it right. A career criminal belongs in jail, NOT rehab'!
Flo Werner February 01, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Regardless that the charge was not related to Schultz's death, Gloucester County managed to do what Camden County was woefully inept at and unable to do -- get this loser dog killer into jail for SOMETHING! And the Gloucester County officers arrested him right at Camden County Superior Court; that's classic. Don't tell me this dog was not a police officer, and sure as heck don't tell the police that!! Thanks to GloCo for a little smattering of justice for a officer lost in the line of duty.
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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