Officials have arrested an Augusta man in connection with the death of Tyler Robinson, 34, of Augusta, whose body was discovered on the side of Old Belgrade Road in July. The suspect was arrested in Mississippi and will be extradited to Maine to face trial. Ashley Allen/Kennebec Journal file

An Augusta man wanted for murder in the death of Tyler Robinson, who was found dead on the side of Old Belgrade Road earlier this summer, was arrested following a police chase on a highway in Mississippi.

On Monday, 34-year-old Andrew Redmond of Augusta was arrested after attempting to elude police in Biloxi, Mississippi, and will be extradited to Maine where he will face a charge of murder, according to Shannon Moss, public information officer for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Redmond and Robinson were familiar with each other, Moss said. The cause of Robinson’s death has not been released by authorities.

Monday, around 6:30 p.m., Biloxi police attempted to stop a vehicle in which Redmond and his wife, Danielle Redmond, 33, also of Augusta, were traveling on Interstate 10 in Biloxi. Redmond did not stop and a chase ensued, though Redmond eventually pulled over and stopped for police, Moss said in a news release.

Danielle Redmond was charged with failing to comply, according to Biloxi Police Department officials.

Andrew Redmond was arrested after a coordinated effort between Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit, Federal Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and Biloxi police.


Andrew Redmond was brought to Harrison County Adult Detention Center in Gulfport, Mississippi. Moss said an extradition process will take place and Redmond will eventually be brought back to Maine “to answer to the charge of murder.”

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on Robinson and deemed his manner of death a homicide.

Robinson was found near 42 Old Belgrade Road on July 28 after a passing driver called 911 to report having seen a male on the side of the road at 10:09 p.m.

The incident was initially reported as a suspicious death, according to Augusta police dispatch records.

Several Augusta officers responded, some remaining at the scene into Saturday morning, although the case was later turned over to the Maine State Police, according to Augusta Deputy Chief Kevin Lully.

A longtime resident of Old Belgrade Road said the incident was concerning and that nothing like this incident had occurred in the nearly 50 years she has lived there. Officials at the time said there was no ongoing risk to the public.

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