Robbins murder suspects apprehended in Florida

  In a Dec. 6 news release, Major David Harper of the Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office reported that “on Thu., Dec. 6, at 10:19 a.m., the Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office Communication Center received a call from a concerned citizen reporting a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of S. St. Rd. 53. The vehicle was described as a black Nissan with a South Carolina license plate. The Nissan was occupied by a male and a female. While responding to the vehicle, the deputy learned that the tag attached to the Nissan had been reported stolen.
  “As the deputy arrived, the driver (later identified as Aaron M Lewis) started the car and fled at a high rate of speed northbound on St. Rd. 53. The deputy initiated pursuit with his emergency lights and siren activated. Speeds quickly exceeded 100 mph as other responding deputies joined in the pursuit. The pursuit continued into the City of Madison where deputies were assisted by officers from the Madison Police Department as Lewis turned west onto Base St. The pursuit continued west at speeds of 115 mph toward Greenville. Deputies maintained pursuit as other responding deputies were able to get ahead of the pursuit and deploy tire deflation devices disabling the Nissan successfully ending the pursuit.
  “Lewis and his passenger, identified as Brooke A. Buddemeyer, were arrested without further incident. During further investigation, deputies learned that both Lewis and Buddemeyer were wanted in Missouri for Second Degree Murder. A Nationwide Attempt to Locate had been previously issued by the Gasconade Co. Sheriff’s Office in Gasconade Co., Mo. Both Lewis and Buddemeyer were transported to the Madison Co. Jail. Lewis will face local charges as well as the warrant for murder.
   “Major David Harper – ‘I would like to personally thank the citizen that called the Sheriff’s Office and alerted us to this vehicle. I am extremely proud of our deputies and the officers of the Madison Police Department. Through a coordinated effort, two individuals wanted for murder in another state were arrested and taken off the streets in Madison Co.’”
  Editor’s Note: Lewis and Buddemeyer were wanted in connection with the murder of Jessie Robbins of Bland Nov. 25. They were apprehended in Madison Co, Fla., approximately 60 miles east of Tallahassee.


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