According to the affidavit, around 2:30 a.m. this morning, deputies made contact with the driver of a truck in the parking lot of the Bradley Motel, located at 3208 US Hwy 92 East in Lakeland. The driver had just gotten out of a red Ford truck that was registered to a registered sex offender (Robert Rogers) who has a curfew between 10:00 p.m. at 6:00 a.m.
When deputies asked Robertson who he was and asked for his identification, and then told him who the truck was registered to, Robertson laughed and said the truck’s owner was a friend of his who lets him use the truck at night because he cannot, due to his curfew. When deputies checked Robertson’s identification, they learned he had a warrant for his arrest for revoking his pretrial release on a domestic battery charge. Robertson also made a statement that he’s had a string of bad luck lately.
While searching Robertson, they found a piece of paper in his pocket that looked like a ledger, with names and numbers. A canine team responded, and the dog alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the truck. A search of the truck revealed a backpack that contained the following:
“Good news – Joshua Robertson will make his May 15th court appearance. Bad news – he’ll have a whole new slew of charges. I’d say he hasn’t had bad luck lately – I’d say he’s been making bad decisions.” – Grady Judd, Sheriff
Robertson, whose last known address is 2910 Hickory Rd in Auburndale, was booked into the Polk County Jail and charged with: