By Shereen Siewert
WAUSAU —(Updated, 11:44 a.m.) Police say the suspect in a firearms-related domestic incident is now in custody, thanks to an anonymous tip.
Matthew Robinson’s capture comes one day after a large-scale police presence on Wausau’s east side that shut down traffic on 6th Street and forced residents inside their homes
Robinson, 34, was arrested Sunday after a tip led police to a Rothschild-area hotel, according to a news release issued by Wausau Police Lt. Dwayne Dachel. Members of the Wausau Police Department, the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department and the Rothschild Police Department responded to the area, where they saw a man matching Robinson’s description leaving the premises. Police say Robinson fled on foot but was captured following a short foot pursuit with the help of a K9 officer.
Police were called at 7:49 a.m. Saturday to a home in the 1000 block of N. 6th Street for a report of gunshots fired. Online court records show Robinson lives at 1003 N. 6th St. and is in the midst of divorce proceedings.
Robinson has a criminal record in Wisconsin dating back more than a decade, with convictions for domestic-related battery, resisting an officer, criminal damage to property, bail jumping, multiple OWIs and disorderly conduct charges.
Northbound traffic on 6th Street was blocked for nearly two hours while officers, many holding rifles, combed the area in search of the suspect before giving the all-clear.
Robinson faces possible charges of first degree recklessly endangering safety, impeding breathing by strangulation, battery and disorderly conduct, police said.
In the news release, police thanked all agencies involved in Robinson’s capture as well as the community for the support received during the investigation.