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Man arrested for stalking and burglary was recently released to outpatient mental health treatment
September 11, 2023
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Troy Baker Robinson, 35, was arrested early this morning and charged with stalking, burglary, and burglary with battery after allegedly messaging and showing up at the apartment of a female university student. He was arrested on similar charges in 2022 and was released to outpatient mental health treatment on August 4, 2023, after being found mentally incompetent to stand trial.
On August 25, Robinson reportedly approached the victim in the courtyard of her apartment complex near the university; the victim said it was the first time she had met him. Robinson reportedly spoke with the victim, then asked for her phone number, and she gave it to him.
The victim told a Gainesville Police Department officer that Robinson started “pressuring” her and asked to come inside her apartment. When she said no, he reportedly continued to ask and even asked if he could lie in bed with her. He also asked her to come to his place, saying he had “whiskey and weed we can smoke.”
The victim said that she went to her apartment, and when she opened the door, Robinson pushed past her into the apartment and put his arm on her shoulder, saying he wanted to hug and kiss her. She said she immediately shoved him outside and closed the door, but he stayed outside her door, asking her to let him in. She said he also called her numerous times before eventually leaving.
On August 27, he allegedly called her, then showed up at her apartment, texting her and knocking on her door. He eventually left when he received no response, but the victim was so frightened that she left and went to stay with a friend.
On August 30, he allegedly sent the victim a text message with a link to an unknown Facebook profile, but she did not respond.
On September 1, he allegedly called the victim from another number, and she answered; he said he was outside her apartment, and she asked him to stop calling her. After he again offered “whiskey and weed,” she said she hung up on him.
On September 4, he sent her a friend request on Facebook, but she declined the request and blocked the profile.
After he was arrested early this morning, a search incident to arrest reportedly produced a bank card and Florida ID belonging to a different victim. Officers reviewed security camera footage from the residence of the victim at Stadium House Apartments and reportedly saw Robinson walking in and out of the apartment while the residents slept; an iPad, Airpods, credit cards, identification, cash, and a book bag were reportedly stolen. The stalking incident above was reportedly in the same general area, as was the 2022 incident.
Robinson was arrested on battery and trespassing charges in July 2022 against female college students and was found guilty on all counts except one count of battery (acquitted) in a non-jury trial. His attorneys requested a new trial on multiple grounds, including lack of a competency hearing; they said the entirety of Robinson’s testimony suggested that he was “delusional, suffering from dissociative identity disorder, or possibly schizophrenic.” A competency evaluation was completed, and Robinson was found incompetent to stand trial; the order that found him incompetent to stand trial stated that he did not qualify for commitment to a treatment facility, so he was released to outpatient treatment on August 4.
Robinson has convictions in Georgia and Wisconsin between 2006 and 2022 and has two active out-of-state warrants; he has been in Alachua County for about three years and is listed as homeless on the arrest report. Judge Walter Green set bail at $40,000.
Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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