On July 6, 2010, Stanley Robertson was arrested following a standoff at his apartment complex on Longmire Drive in College Station. Police believe he and his girlfriend, Tammy Toliver, had an argument that led to Robertson threatening Toliver with a knife.
Robertson would be released on bond from Brazos County Jail on August 1, 2010. Days later, authorities say he would admit to stabbing Toliver's mother to death after kidnapping her.
The following story is based on information from authorities. Robertson is innocent until proven guilty in court.
The alleged crimes began on August 13 at around 6:00 p.m. Robertson, along with Tammy's mother, Annie Mae Toliver, and Tammy's brother, Curtis Toliver, had gone to the WalMart on Brothers Boulevard in College Station, reportedly in order for Robertson to get money to pay back Tammy, who at the time was in Giddings at her sister-in-law's home.
According to Curtis Toliver, he and Robertson went into the store while Annie Toliver, 59, waited in Robertson's SUV. Curtis told police Robertson claimed he had left his wallet in his vehicle and left to get it. CSPD says Robertson would later admit to stabbing Annie in the neck when he got to the SUV, then driving away with her.
Elen Burns would tell police she was on the phone with Annie when Robertson got to his SUV, heard Annie yell, then lost the connection. Burns told police she then called Curtis Toliver fearing for Annie's safety.
Curtis returned to the parking lot to find his mother, Robertson and the vehicle gone. At 6:25 p.m., Curtis called police, who responded to the WalMart.
As Curtis and an officer spoke, Curtis reportedly received a call from his mother's cell phone with Robertson as the caller. Robertson said he and Annie were at a liquor store and hung up. An attempt to call Robertson back wasn't answered.
Burns and Charles Johnson were at the scene, according to the police report, which does not elaborate on their relationships to the parties involved. Both would approach the responding officer and tell them they'd received calls from Robertson claiming he had shot Annie Toliver.
"Horn (Toliver's nickname) is dead," Robertson is quoted as saying to Burns. "I shot her. Tell Tammy she is the cause of that."
CSPD would get in contact with Tammy Toliver's sister-in-law, Lisha Rogers, who said Robertson was on the phone (set to speaker and recorded by Rogers) with Tammy claiming he had stabbed Annie multiple times. He reportedly said he was going to kill Annie, then himself. Robertson could be heard threatening Annie, who can be heard claiming she had been cut. Robertson is reportedly heard telling Annie to say she hadn't been cut. She reportedly complies. Robertson also allegedly threatens to kill any officers who come into contact with him.
Robertson was also on the phone at times with College Station City Marshall Chad Harkrider, who tried to get the suspect to take Annie Toliver to a hospital. Robertson reportedly made the same threats against Annie, law enforcement and himself.
Police would successfully ping Robertson's cell phone and locate him traveling north on I-35. Authorities in the area were notified.
Fort Worth Police say they got a call from a person who says they saw an SUV matching the description of Robertson's with a bloodied woman in the front seat. Authorities would find that vehicle and a chase ensued. At around 1:30 a.m. on August 14, Robertson, going the wrong way on US 287 in east Fort Worth, would ram his SUV into a FWPD patrol car, injuring himself and the officer.
From John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Robertson allegedly asked to speak to Harkrider. The city marshall and police went to Robertson, who was reportedly read his Miranda rights but agreed to speak to authorities. Robertson allegedly said Toliver had died after he stabbed her again in the neck on the outskirts of Fort Worth, and he had dumped the body in a parking lot.
Three hours after he rammed his vehicle and ended the police pursuit, authorities found the body of Annie Mae Toliver around the 4000 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard west of downtown Fort Worth near a shopping center. An autopsy would reveal Toliver died of hemorrhaging due to multiple stab wounds. No gunshot wound, as Robertson allegedly claimed in early phone calls, is noted by police in the report.
The FWPD officer injured in the collision was released from the hospital on August 15.
Robertson would be confined in the Brazos County jail on August 26 on a total of $791,500 in bonds, including $750,000 on a charge of capital murder. Following Robertson's indictment, prosecutors later announced they would seek the death penalty.
Robertson pleaded not guilty.
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