Scott Ellis 6:30 a.m., Aug. 27
Encinitas Man Accused of Shooting at Two Neighbors
An 43-year-old man was charged with attempted murder for allegedly firing a gun at his neighbors in Encinitas.
Stephen Clay Robinson II was arraigned today on five felonies, including shooting at an inhabited dwelling and two attempted murders on two named victims.
The shooting occurred Monday morning, August 27, in the 700 block of Herder Lane, according to Sheriff’s Lieutenant Kenn Nelson. It was after 11 a.m. when Robinson’s home was surrounded by law enforcement, and the alleged shooter was ordered out of his house. Robinson reportedly “complied,” and a search of his house “resulted in the recovery of several weapons,” according to a Sheriff’s press release.
Prosecutor Aimee McLeod said the two people who were allegedly targeted by Robinson, a man and a woman, were “absolutely terrified” of him. The prosecutor asked the court for a “protective order” and to set a high bail amount, because the alleged victims are “afraid if he gets out they will be dead.”
Judge Marshall Hockett set bail at $3 million this afternoon, August 29, 2012.
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