Hamlet, NC – On November 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM, Altaron Odell Robinson, a 40 year old, Black Male, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF). Robinson was wanted out of Louisville, Kentucky by the Louisville Metro Police Department for Murder, Retaliation Against Participant in Legal Process, Intimidating Participate in the Legal Process and Persistent Felony Offender. These charges stem from the murder of a key witness scheduled to testify in the federal murder trial of Ricky Kelly. It is alleged that on July 27, 2013, Orlando Gilmore and Robinson shot and killed Gregory Sawyers near the corner of Clay Street and Broadway in Louisville. In 2011, Sawyers was serving time for a firearms conviction when he agreed to testify against Kelly to get his sentence reduced. Homicide Detectives from the Louisville Metro Police Department arrested Gilmore in Louisville, Kentucky on September 23, 2014.
The Western Kentucky Regional Task Force developed information that Robinson was in Hamlet, North Carolina. This information was forwarded to the JFTF who confirmed the whereabouts of Robinson after several days of investigation. Robinson was arrested without incident at 849 Wiregrass Road in Hamlet, North Carolina. The JFTF transported Robinson to the Richmond County Jail and is being held without bond.
U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of North Carolina Bill Stafford said of the arrest, “This is a prime example of the fine work our Fugitive Task Force does. By partnering with state and local agencies we were able to capture this fugitive so that he can be returned to Kentucky to answer for the serious crimes he is accused of”.
The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.