Independence man facing stalking charge

An Independence man is facing felony charges in Platte County of stalking. His arrest included an assist from a biker who called 911 after seeing a woman mouth ‘help me’ during the incident.

Jeremy W. Robinson, 34, was bound over for trial on felony stalking on Jan. 9 and pleaded not guilty on Jan. 11. Robinson — who had a $25,000 cash bond — returns to court on Feb. 22 for a plea hearing.

According to a probable cause statement, the incident occurred in Buchanan County on Aug. 12, 2017 when Robinson woke up the victim — whom broke up with him a month prior after a short relationship.

Jeremy W. Robinson

Jeremy W. Robinson

Robinson allegedly went through the victim’s phone and became angry when he found text messages of her talking to other men and smashed the phone and threw it at her, hitting her in the face.

Court document shows that Robinson then punched her in the stomach and told her she was to take him back to Independence, Mo. He grabbed a knife to ‘make sure she didn’t do anything stupid’ and then took out a small clear baggie of methamphetamine and made her put it inside her bra.

The document then showed the victim saying that Robinson threatened to find her daughter, sexually abuse the child and then tell her it happened because her mother didn’t listen to Robinson.

The victim admitted being fearful for her life and did as Robinson told.

They stopped at two gas stations to get air for her tire. The first one didn’t have a working pump and at the second one, numerous bikers were in the parking lot and she mouthed ‘help me’ before getting on Interstate 29 and driving southbound.

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on I-29, near Route E on a vehicle that matched the description of possible kidnapping from Buchanan County.

The victim told the deputy she being held against her will by the passenger.

A search of the vehicle resulted in finding a 10-inch long knife between the passenger seat where Robinson sat.

Robinson, after being advised of his Miranda Rights, gave a different account on a few of the items the victim described. He said the meth was hers and because he is a recovering meth addict, he became upset and asked to go home.

As for the phone, he said the victim received a phone call from a person who has provided the victim with meth in the past and that is why he smashed it and threw the phone on the bed, which hit the victim.

Robinson did admit to a verbal altercation with the victim but stated it didn’t get physical. He admitted to being ‘shocked’ when pulled over and asked about kidnapping.

Robinson gave consent to search his cell phone which resulted in finding 75 text messages between Robinson and the victim – one of which was ‘I’m willing to catch a case to destroy you b****’ according to documents.

Robinson is a prior offender after being found guilty on two felony charges — stealing in 2001 in Cass County and in Jackson County in 2016. That case — second degree domestic assault — netted him a 120 day sentence.