Investigators arrest James Island fugitive wanted for torturing girlfriend

Investigators arrest James Island fugitive wanted for torturing girlfriend

HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) - Hanahan Police Department officials say a 30-year-old James Island man wanted for torturing his girlfriend has been caught.

Tyrone William Robinson III was located by police on Wednesday with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals and Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

Robinson had outstanding arrest warrants for first-degree burglary, kidnapping, first-degree assault and battery, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Robinson is accused of forcing his way into a home in Hanahan on Jan. 1, 2015, where his girlfriend was located; police say at the time of the incident, Robinson was out on bond for kidnapping and assaulting the same victim.

According to investigators, Robinson and another suspect held one victim at knife point and the other at gun point.

Police say Robinson then beat his girlfriend repeatedly with what is believed to be a weapon, rendering her in and out of consciousness and taking the battery from her cell phone so she could not call for help.

Both of the suspects then stole money from two victims, according to police.

The female victim was able to seek help from a neighbor and dial 911 once Robinson fled the scene.

Robinson is currently locked up at the Al Cannon Detention Center for a weapons charge out of Charleston County.

Prior to this arrest, Robinson was out on bond for an incident in Charleston on December 12, 2014, where he kidnapped and assaulted the same victim.

In that incident, Charleston County investigators responded to the Econo Lodge on Savannah Highway after an on-duty deputy spotted a man assaulting a woman.

According to an incident report, officers arrived to witness Robinson grab a woman by her throat and slam her into a wall outside of a room.

Authorities say the suspect then pulled the victim into the room when approached by officers.

Deputies were able to detain Robinson. They then spoke with the victim, who claimed Robinson had been holding her in the room against her will and said that if she left he would shoot her.

While in the room, the victim says Robinson repeatedly choked her, tried to smother her with a pillow, and held a gun against her head and threatened to kill her after a previous escape attempt.

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