Suspect in 2004 murder arrested in OK, transferred to Caddo Parish

Caddo Parish Jail
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:56am

A former Shreveport resident was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center Thursday for a 2004 murder.

According to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, Jake Robinson, 60, was indicted in May for the murder of Harold Bruce cotton. He was found in Claremore, Oklahoma, and taken into custody. The man had been living there for several years and refused to return to Caddo Parish on his own accord.

He was picked up by Caddo deputies after the extradition process was exhausted. He was booked into jail on one count of second-degree murder. Bail is set at $500,000.

Cotton’s body was found on February 29, 2004, in his Olds 98 that was pulled to the shoulder of White Springs Road in south Caddo Parish. He had been missing for three days.

Caddo Sheriff's Detective Terry Richardson followed leads in the case for the past 10 years. In 2013, publicity on the 9-year anniversary of the homicide generated new witnesses and provided enough evidence to take the case before a Caddo Parish Grand Jury.  

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