Task force nabs man wanted in 2008 sexual assault

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested a man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in 2008.

Lloyd Tyrone Robinson, 37, was captured in Galveston on Friday after a warrant was issued for him earlier this week.

Authorities say Robinson forced a woman into the back of his car as she was walking between 4th and 6th streets downtown after the bars had closed on Oct. 12, 2008.

Robinson then drove the woman to a Drury Inn and Suites in North Austin and sexually assaulted her repeatedly, holding his hand over the woman’s mouth as she tried to scream for help, the document said.

The woman told police she pleaded with Robinson to let her go. He then took her from the hotel and put her in the front seat of the car. As the car stopped at a light near Interstate 35 and St. Johns Avenue the woman jumped from the car and escaped.

She hid from the man in some nearby bushes as he tried to find her, the warrant said.

The woman was eventually able to flag down a passerby who called 911 and took her to the hospital.

A forensics examination was completed at the hospital and a DNA test completed in February 2009 returned a match to Robinson, the report said.

In April 2009, police obtained a search warrant and collected a DNA sample from Robinson. Another search warrant for Robinson’s DNA was completed in October 2013.

Further investigation determined Robinson had checked into a room at the Drury Inn on Oct. 11, 2008 and checked out the next day.

A forensics report released earlier this month said Robinson DNA was a ‘major contributor’ to the swab taken from the victim the night of the assault, according to the warrant.

Robinson is wanted on sexual assault charges, a second-degree felony. Police are still searching for him.

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