A suspect has been identified in connection with the cold case murder of a man nearly 13 years ago in Louisiana.
On July 25, 2010, Jamins Robinson was found dead in Independence. Police initially believed Robinson, who was found on the side of a road, was the victim of a hit-and-run driver, WAFB reported.
An investigation determined, however, that Robinson died from blunt-force trauma to the back of his head and his death was ruled a homicide.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office recently announced deputies took Montrey Paige Sr., 30, of Loranger, into custody in Texas on outstanding warrants out of Louisiana.
Paige now faces charges of second-degree murder, failure to appear, and jumping bail on a felony case.
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“Over the years, TPSO veteran and cold case detective Mike Sticker has persistently looked over the facts in this case alongside Independence Police Chief Frank Edwards III and continued to actively work leads and interview Robinson’s friends, family, and known acquaintances,” Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Jimmy Travis said.
Detective Sticker got a break in the case when he “identified and located an eyewitness who finally came forward with information,” the sheriff said, adding, “Although Paige’s arrest won’t bring Jamins back, we’re hoping it brings a sense of peace and closure for his family and friends.”
That eyewitness as well as other evidence gathered in the case led to Paige’s arrest for murder, according to authorities.
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