Archer Man Arrested on Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault

MEDIA RELEASE Date:                May 24, 2010 Time:                10:45 AM   Archer, Florida-On May 23, 2010 Investigator Roger Bell arrested Robert Edward Hughes for armed robbery and aggravated assault.   Deputy Darrell Cothron responded to the Archer Fire Department and met with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.  Alachua County deputies advised Cothron that they received a call that a white male wearing only tennis shoes was at the Fire Department reporting a robbery.   The investigation revealed that the victim posted a personal add on Craig’s List looking for a male companion.  Friday afternoon the victim received a phone call from a male subject and they agreed to meet that night in Archer at the Kangaroo convenience store.   Upon the victim meeting the subject they left in the subject’s white Ford and proceeded to Levy County.  When the two arrived in the area of NE 130 Ave near Marlboro County Estates subdivision the subject pulled off the road and told the victim to get out of his truck.  The victim stated he was not sure what was going on and became very nervous but complied with the subject’s request.  The subject got out of the truck. He was armed with a long gun and pointed it at the victim and told him to take off all his clothes.  The subject robbed the victim of his clothes, wallet, cell phone and keys to his vehicle and told the victim to walk away.  The victim stated that when he was leaving the area he was in fear that the subject would shoot him in the back.  The victim stated he walked to the Archer Fire Department and reported the robbery.   Deputy Cothron and Investigator Roger Bell received a lead and the victim was able to pick out the subject from a photo line up.  Hughes is currently on felony probation for aggravated battery.   Defendant:   Robert Edward Hughes 10370 NE 81 Street Archer, Fl. White Male 05/09/90 ###