Fugitive Friday: Amelia searching for Earl Robertson

By Curt Autry - bio | email
Posted by Phil Riggan – email

AMELIA, VA (WWBT) - This week's featured fugitive is Earl Robertson. He's wanted by the Amelia County Sheriff's Office for multiple felony charges stemming from a 2009 arrest.

It started with a traffic stop in December of 2009 in the Mannboro area of Amelia County.

"The driver seemed to be a little intoxicated but he had some white substance on his shirt, which was later found to be crack-cocaine," said Sheriff Ricky Walker of Amelia County.

Information from that stop led Amelia County sheriff's deputies to a house at 10400 Thompkins Lane.  There they found Earl A. Robertson.

"Mr. Robertson was arrested.  He was found in possession of approximately two and half ounces of crack-cocaine, he was a convicted felon, close to $3,000 worth of cash on him, and an AK-47 assault rifle," Walker said.

Robertson was indicted by a grand jury for distribution of cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs.  But when his court date came..."never showed up," Walker said.

The Amelia County sheriff's office has been searching for Robertson for more than a year.   It's believed he is still in Central Virginia.

"Information we've been getting is that he could be in the Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield area. He should be considered armed and dangerous," Walker said.

Investigators need your help to get Robertson off the streets.

"Turn him in.  He should own up and be in court for his charges.  A person like this needs to be off the street," Walker said.

Investigators believe Robertson may still be running drugs through the Central Virginia area.

"If he's selling drugs and stuff like that would you want any of your kids or family members to come in contact with him?  Especially with him carrying weapons," Walker said.

Amelia County Sheriff's Office — 804-561-2118
Amelia County Crime Solvers — 804-561-5200

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