Claremore Daily Progress


May 21, 2014

Accused Louisiana murderer arrested in Claremore


A Claremore man was arrested Friday for a murder that took place nearly 10 years ago in Shreveport, La. 

Jake Robinson, 60, of Claremore was taken into custody by a U.S. Marshal’s Task Force on a secret indictment bench warrant issued May 15 in Caddo Parish County, Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator stated in a release Tuesday.

Robinson is a suspect in the February 2004 homicide of 51-year-old Louisiana man Bruce Cotton. He was arrested at his Claremore apartment after U.S. Marshals in Shreveport notified Claremore police to see if he was living in the area.

According to the release, two boys discovered Cotton’s Oldsmobile 98 pulled over on the shoulder of a road just days after Cotton went missing in south Caddo Parish. Inside was cotton’s body. 

Caddo Parish Det. Terry Richardson has been following the case for 10 years. In 2013, during the nine-year anniversary of the homicide, publicity generated new witnesses and provided enough evidence to take the case before a Caddo Parish grand jury. 

Robinson has been charged with a felony count for fleeing from justice, and is currently being held in Rogers County Jail awaiting extradition to Louisiana.


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