Suspect in Oklahoma shooting decorated war vet

By ANITA REDING | Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. | Published: April 4, 2014

One of two brothers arrested following the fatal shooting of a Porter man is a decorated war veteran.

Maxx Robinson, 23, remained in the Wagoner County Jail on Thursday on a complaint of first-degree murder. He is being held without bond.

His brother, Skyler Robinson, 28, was released on $75,000 bond Thursday afternoon, a jail representative said.

Maxx Robinson, who has served as a specialist in the Oklahoma National Guard, has been honored for his military service, states the Oklahoma at War website, which is dedicated to telling the stories of the deployment of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Oklahoma National Guard.

Robinson was a medic in the National Guard. He hadn’t been in Afghanistan long when his platoon was ambushed by Taliban insurgents in July 2011, the website states. Robinson used his pistol to kill two attackers who were within 15 feet. As the fighting continued, Robinson treated two fellow soldiers who were badly wounded. Three Oklahoma National Guard members died in the battle.

Robinson received a Bronze Star for heroism.

The Robinsons were jailed Tuesday following the shooting death of their uncle, Bill John “Bob” Cline, 58.

Skyler Robinson was arrested on complaints of obstruction of justice and accessory to murder.

The arrests came after Wagoner County Sheriff’s Deputy Robbie Lively heard gunfire a block away while inside his patrol car about 5 p.m. Tuesday in Porter. He went to 533 W. Belaire Ave., where he discovered the Robinson brothers and Cline.

Cline had been shot twice in the front of his torso and twice in the upper back, said Undersheriff Michael Stickelmeyer.

Reach Anita Reding at (918) 684-2903 or areding@muskogeephoenix.com.


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