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Case of missing Northumberland native remains a mystery

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:41 am


Marcus Robinson, whose burning 2006 Lincoln was found March 10, still hasn’t turned up, but the Northumberland Sheriff’s Department may not be the only one looking for him.

Robinson, of Heathsville, hasn’t been seen since before his burning car was discovered. Initial speculation was that he had run into foul play but Sheriff C.A. Wilkins was unable to say for certain what had happened. At the time of his disappearance Robinson was facing charges of manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of marijuana in Lancaster County Circuit Court.

Since Robinson’s disappearance, two of his uncles, Thomas, 50, and Clarence, 48, Robinson of Kilmarnock and Heathsville respectively have been arrested on charges including burglary, kidnapping or abduction and firearms offenses allegedly committed against Anthony Taylor and Ester Brown the same night that Marcus’ car was found. Thomas Robinsin’s lawyer, Jan Smith, said he understands that “whoever was involved was looking into Marcus’ situation.” Smith said his comment did not in any way indicate that his client was involved in the matter for which he is facing charges.

In addition to the two Robinsons, Jerry Wendell Ball, 46, of Lancaster County and Jerry Eugene Morris, 34, of Kilmarnock are charged in the Taylor-Brown case.

The cases against the men have not been set for trial.