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Martinez shooting suspect has criminal history

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 11:39 AM
Last updated Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 1:59 AM
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A Jacksonville man suspected in Thursday night’s fatal shooting at a Martinez church has a criminal history in his Florida hometown.

Daniel Nelson Robinson, 21, was captured by state troopers in Florida, several hours after police said he shot William R. Davitte, 55, of Martinez, and injured Davitte’s wife at Marvin United Methodist Church.

He is believed to have fled Columbia County in the couple’s 2010 Nissan Murano.

According to Jacksonville jail records, he is charged with fleeing law enforcement; trespassing; resisting arrest; driving without a license; fleeing police at a dangerous speed and possession of a stolen car.

He has a court date in Jacksonville at 9 a.m. today.

Since 2011, Robinson has been arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at least seven times, according to police and newspaper accounts.

Perhaps the most serious incident happened when he was 18 and was arrested for pulling a gun on a truck driver in traffic while in a stolen car, according to the Florida Times-Union newspaper.

The truck driver notified police that a man in a white Acura cut him off in traffic. When the driver yelled that’s how “accidents happen and people get hurt,” Robinson responded by pulling out a silver revolver and saying, “Oh, people gonna get hurt?”

Police tracked Robinson and a passenger using dogs and a police helicopter. The car, which had been abandoned, had been stolen. Records indicate he was released in February.

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Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 08/15/14 - 10:51 am
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To be completely honest with

To be completely honest with y'all, and myself, I consider myself to be a Christian...maybe not a "good" one, but I'm working on it daily. In this case, I have to admit that I'm a struggling Christian, because I want this punk to burn in hell for what he took away from his innocent victim's wife, family, and church family! There was NO reason to shoot and kill this man.There IS evil in this world, and this punk is an example of that.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 08/15/14 - 11:28 am
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I DON'T CARE....

I don't care what kind of "troubled life" this low life piece of yak-squeeze had !! He killed an innocent man, doing work for the Church. And then hurt his wife, and stole their car. This Christian also wants to see him burn in Hell, but I also want him taken off this planet in a body bag, with a needle in his arm. I have a body bag that I am more than willing to donate to the cause, if someone will tell me where to send it. I really doubt that TRUE JUSTICE will EVER prevail in this case.

woodymeister
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woodymeister 08/15/14 - 11:21 am
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Water Boarding

Water boarding would a good way to get him warmed up. Then commence with activities that cannot be discussed here. This individual is obviously a piece of trash with no regard for human life and nothing will change it. I'm sure we'll find out that his daddy left him when he was a baby and his mommy couldn't control him. Instead of trying to guide him, she probably had a few more and hoped they would turn out better. I for one will be purchasing a handgun and will obtain a permit to carry it. I suggest other law abiding members of this community do the same. The bad is
outnumbering the good and there is nothing being done to stop it.

My prayers are with Bill's family.

kc fan
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kc fan 08/15/14 - 11:36 am
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Arrested 7 times

This"man" has been arrested seven times and is out to commit a violent crime. I guess Jacksonville got to boring for this guy! Prayers goes out to this family in the loss of a husband and the injury of a wife.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 08/15/14 - 11:41 am
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THUGS
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I guess the justice system is a joke in Fla. as well as Augusta. Seven arrests and this punk is out shooting innocent citizens. Their blood is on the hands of all the judges and prosecutors that had this piece of filth before them and went easy.

Pops
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Pops 08/15/14 - 11:48 am
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I wonder why

this thug was here in our area.......I doubt school or work brought him here....

southern2
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southern2 08/15/14 - 12:01 pm
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God, show your mercy on the

God, show your mercy on the Davitte family.

Thank goodness the murderer has been apprehended. Hope that justice comes swift and to the fullest extinct.

cush1944
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cush1944 08/15/14 - 12:13 pm
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Since 2011, Robinson has been

Since 2011, Robinson has been arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at least seven times."
The liberal judges keep letting the thugs out until the kill someone.

grinder48
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grinder48 08/15/14 - 12:18 pm
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Where's Al
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Where's Al ... where's Jesse ???

Stunned 2
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Stunned 2 08/15/14 - 12:19 pm
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Bill was the nicest man you could ever met. A lifelong devoted

member of Marvin Methodist Church. He loved his church...Heartbreaking..

jbartley
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jbartley 08/15/14 - 12:22 pm
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Good By

Now Georgia can do what Florida couldn't
put him away for ever or send him straight to hell!!!

SouthAugustan
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SouthAugustan 08/15/14 - 12:30 pm
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Prayers to the Davitte family

Now with that being said, where are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton???

Time1
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Time1 08/15/14 - 01:05 pm
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Don't Shoot!

Don't Shoot!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/15/14 - 01:17 pm
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Somewhere in our judicial

Somewhere in our judicial district there is a prosecutor just itching to cut this guy a deal for a reduced charge and a liberal, worthless judge more than willing to go along with it. The cops should just shoot him during the transport back and swear he tried to escape. Too many low-life judges and prosecutors have already had they chance to stop this murderer but took the easy way out. This is what happens when the "public policy" is to reduce the number of young men in jail.

The problem has never been that we have too many locked up. The problem is that we don't have enough locked up and that we don't keep them long enough when we do manage to find a prosecutor and judge that will do their jobs.....which ain't very often. And the ONLY problem with the death penalty is that we don't use it often enough. Our streets are full of punks just like this...no brains...and one trigger pull away from killing someone. Our death chamber should be running on shift work.

etlinks
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etlinks 08/15/14 - 01:21 pm
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Time1 what does that mean? I

Time1 what does that mean? I wish the AC would remove his ugly sick photo from above the article.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 08/15/14 - 01:27 pm
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JMO, I think you're being a

JMO,
I think you're being a bit hard on yourself. What you are feeling is very natural and very human. I hope the family and friends of the victim can find peace and comfort soon.

woodymeister
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woodymeister 08/15/14 - 03:17 pm
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Piece of Garbage

He should be destroyed. Plain and simple.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/15/14 - 05:12 pm
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An Example of a 2nd Chance

WITHOUT any followup Mental health Counseling.

Again we see the results of trying the Liberal way of UNDERSTANDING
animals, thinking with kindness they will change.

When I was a Prison Guard at Augusta RYDC one thing that was drilled in to my head was.

These kids are who they will be and it was set in concrete by the time they were 10 or 12.

Only a slim few will learn to control their impulses but never really change. A point proven to me one night when a white 10 year kid took a cue ball and decked a 17 y/o for dissing him. He just picked it up and walked over to the 17 y/o and laid him out.

But enough with the 2,3,4,5, Touchy-Feely chances without a
REAL Mental Health Exam.

Before sentencing them tie the Examiner's continued employment to her/his success rate in judging which to release and which to weld the door shut for the good of society.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 08/15/14 - 08:52 pm
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Due process..

This man should be given a fair trial by a jury of his peers, if found guilty he should be executed.

Proud2Serve
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Proud2Serve 08/16/14 - 02:41 am
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Good Job

With all the negative news currently regarding law enforcement it's nice to see they got this resolved fast and without incident.

Now we have to hope the legal system handles this correctly. With all his priors I hope we see a real sentence.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/14 - 05:10 am
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Feely --touchy

Nahhh....don't think that will work with this guy.

Put him away for good.

Like noc said...there are some we can't change.

bohica
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bohica 08/16/14 - 10:20 am
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I spent time with the family

I spent time with the family yesterday, I haven't found peace or slept since this [filtered word]destroyed many lives. Bill I loved you like a brother and I will miss you. JCS

Darby
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Darby 08/16/14 - 10:41 am
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Thank heavens he didn't resist or attack the cops.

If he had been shot and killed, we'd have been subjected to another round of "execution style" police murder rhetoric.

As in Ferguson, we'd be lectured on how "What happened before he was MURDERED has no bearing on the issue."

"He was a good boy, with such great potential". "He was gonna take his SAT next month and go off to college." "He was gonna be a youth minister." Or WHATEVER....

....................................................................................................................

Truth is, the punk is just one (among so many) more time bomb waiting to go off and destroy even innocent lives. When are WE going to wake up and understand that WE have created a dysfunctional, malevolent, cancerous society that it eating itself from the inside out?

Perhaps more importantly, when are we going to put a stop to it?

When are we going to recognize that civility come from self-respect and that living on the dole, with no possible chance of ever becoming independent, creates a situation that destroys all opportunity for self-respect.

When??

Darby
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Darby 08/16/14 - 10:46 am
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We're witnessing the outburst from those

who "speak" for the criminal thug in Ferguson.

Where is the outrage over the murder of William Davitte? Who is flying in from out of town to stir up public emotion and sentiment for him or his wife?

Not seeing it!

FastFission
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FastFission 08/16/14 - 02:57 pm
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Recover The Gun

Recover the gun and track it - there is the root of the problem and maybe drugs.

Laser
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Laser 08/17/14 - 07:48 am
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Never fear Eric Holder is on

Never fear Eric Holder is on the way.

Darby
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Darby 08/17/14 - 08:34 pm
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"Never fear Eric Holder is on the way."

Riding side-saddle on a very large snail. He'll get there right around July 4th, 2019.

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