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Habitual Offender Arrested On Multitude Of Charges

Last updated on Sunday, September 30, 2012

(WASHINGTON) - A Washington man was arrested three times in about a month and a half for a variety of physical abuse charges.

Andrea McCann, of the Washington Times reports, Tyree Robinson, 31, originally faced one felony count and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery resulting in bodily injury, filed July 30.

According to the probable cause affidavit the Daviess County Sheriff's Office received a call from a woman stating she believed her friend - Robinson's girlfriend - was being abused and needed help.

The affidavit stated when deputies arrived, the victim acted very nervous and they noticed multiple marks and bruises on her right upper arm. When questioned about the marks, she told police she got them two weeks previously and shared how it happened.

The deputies also learned there were four children in the house and Robinson was there. They found him hiding in a car trunk in the garage and he was arrested.

He is scheduled on for a jury trial Nov. 27.

Robinson was released on a recongnizance bond Aug. 3 and was released from Daviess County Security Center.

On Aug. 10, Robinson was arrested on felony charges of strangulation and a misdemeanor count of domestic battery, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

According to the probable cause affidavit, DCSO dispatchers received a call Aug. 8 about a domestic fight involving Robinson and his girlfriend, who told police she didn't know Robinson had a history of domestic violence.

She told deputies Robinson came to her home and they got into an argument and that is when Robinson choked her. Robinson told the officers the victim had called him and asked him to come over.

Deputy Mike Heshelman explained to Robinson he was in violation of his bond by being in contact with the victim and her children, and his bond could be revoked. Heshelman also explained to Robinson that he could be arrested for trespassing if he returned.

Then on Aug. 14, the State of Indiana filed a petition to revoke Robinson's bond because a special condition of the bond was no direct or indirect contact with victims.

The petition to revoke bond states: Robinson "has a significant criminal history which includes outstanding warrants in Florida and prior arrests for possession of marijuana, theft, sale of drugs, habitual traffic violator, possession of cocaine, domestic battery, tampering with victim/witness, strangulation, criminal mischief, interfering with arrest, obstruction of justice, unlawful detention and assault."

It also states law enforcement officers believe him to be a threat to his victim.

Further criminal action was filed Sept. 10 and an amended warrant was issued for Robinson's arrest on an additional three felony counts of child molesting after it came to light he'd had inappropriate contact with a 5-year-old female over a period of about four months.

The warrant was served and Robinson was booked back into the Daviess County Security Center Sept. 22. At his initial hearing, a jury trial was set to begin Jan. 22, 2013. In the meantime, a bond revocation hearing is set for Oct. 4. Robinson remains at the security center on $500,000 bond.

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