November 15, 2007
A toddler was seriously hurt in Madison County Thursday morning, after the child's father went on a rampage that authorities think was fueled by drugs.
It all started around 5:30 Thursday morning when that child's father, Jason Robinson of Culpeper, showed up at his girlfriend's home in Madison County. He and his girlfriend are the parents of the young child.
Police said sometime after arriving at the home along John Tucker Road, Robinson may have smoked PCP. Those who use the drug report an intense hot feeling. That's important, because police said Robinson took off all of his clothing before that toddler from the home out to the street. There, he repeatedly threw the young child to the ground.
A driver passing by tried to stop Robinson from attacking the child. That's when Robinson assaulted that driver. Still, that driver was able to call 911.
Robinson was arrested a short time later and was being held without bond at the central Virginia Regional Jail.
The toddler was airlifted from the scene to the UVA Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition Thursday night.
Police said Robinson has an extensive criminal history. He was already wanted by Culpeper Police on a probation violation.
He's facing numerous charged from Wednesday's incident, and Madison officials say more charges will likely be filed Friday.
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