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Hearing set for Sikeston man charged with murder

Thursday, August 24, 2006

BENTON -- A preliminary hearing is set for the Sikeston man charged with the shooting death of a Sikeston woman.

Robert Eugene Madison was arraigned in Associate Circuit Court Division 5 by Judge David Mann Wednesday on second degree felony murder, armed criminal action, first degree assault and first degree burglary charges for the shooting death of Shekiah Mitchell Robinson. Also shot during the incident was her husband, Marcus Robinson, who survived with minor injuries.

Madison's preliminary hearing was set for Nov. 1.

The shooting took place at about 11:30 p.m. Friday at 318 Dixie St.

Upon arriving at the crime scene, officers from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety found the woman had suffered several gunshot wounds including a wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Robinson, who received a single gunshot wound to the side, was able to provide officers with information about the shooting and identified Madison as the shooter.

According to Robinson, he exchanged gunfire with Madison after Madison entered the home and began shooting at him and Mitchell.

After refusing medical treatment at the scene, Robinson was taken to DPS Headquarters where he gave a statement and provided a description of Madison.

The Southeast Missouri Major Case Squad was activated and officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Scott County Sheriff's Office and the New Madrid County Sheriff's Office began an investigation at the crime scene.

Leads gathered at that time enabled investigators to track Madison down.

Madison was arrested just before 7 a.m. Saturday at 513 John R. Blvd., his mother's home, after a standoff with the Sikeston DPS which lasted about three hours.

After attempts to establish a dialog with Madison and get him to surrender failed, the Special Operations Team used tear gas to flush Madison from the home and obtain his surrender without further incident.

Madison faces life sentences if convicted on the second degree murder and armed criminal action charges.

He remains in custody at the Scott County Jail and is being held without bond.