Rutherford County murder suspect on TBI Most Wanted list turns himself in

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Rutherford County man, earlier classified as one of Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s most wanted fugitives, has turned himself in.

Christopher Robinson, 37, surrendered Wednesday afternoon after 4:30 p.m. to Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

“Mr. Robinson wanted to turn himself in because he is innocent,” said Bryan Lewis, Robinson’s attorney, “He maintains his innocence and I firmly believe him.”

The TBI said Wednesday morning that Robinson was wanted out of Rutherford County on charges of murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, and employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. Robinson was wanted for killing Erick Bixler on July 26.

“We are so sorry that this tragic event happened. But, it was not Mr. Robinson. It was someone else,” said Lewis. “We have a team of lawyers and investigators out as we speak right now working on this.”

The Hopkinsville Police Department issued an alert to residents earlier in the morning and said Robinson frequents the Hopkinsville area and may live in Christian County, Kentucky.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

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