Second person arrested in connection to 2018 murder

James David Robinson, Courtesy of TBI

CHATTANOOGA –An investigation by agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, the 10th District Attorney General’s Office and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in a second arrest in connection to an October 2018 murder.

According to a news release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, on October 29th, 2018, TBI agents joined the Polk County and District Attorney's Office in investigating skeletal remains that were found by hunters on Benton Mountain in the Reliance community of Chattanooga.

The remains were identified as those of Jacob Dakota Moore, 26, of Apison.

During the course of the investigation, and with the assistance of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Agents developed information that identified James David Robinson as one of the individuals responsible for the death of Jacob Moore.

On Thursday, warrants were issued for Robinson, charging him with one count of First Degree Murder, one count of Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, four counts of Especially Aggravated Robbery, four counts of False Imprisonment, one count of Criminal Conspiracy, and four counts of Interference with an Emergency Call.

On Sunday, Robinson was located and arrested at a relative’s home. He was booked into the Hamilton County Jail on a $930,000 bond.

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