Assault suspect caught

Published 11:23 am Wednesday, May 15, 2013

An Atmore man is behind bars in Brewton today, where his bond has been revoked after he was charged Monday with the assault of a man last week on South Road.



Skylar Rolin, 24, of 898 Green Road, was charged with assault in the second degree after allegedly striking Ned Bishop, 31, repeatedly with a tire iron Thursday night at an empty home.

Escambia County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said Rolin was apprehended Sunday when Atmore Police Department officers pulled over a vehicle fitting the description of his automobile.

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“Guys on patrol knew we were looking for him and they pulled him over,” Lambert said. “He was out of jail on existing charges so Monday his bond was revoked.”

Law enforcement officers had been searching for Rolin since Thursday night when he allegedly assaulted Bishop at a home owned by the victim’s brother.

A second brother, Joe Casey, and Bishop’s mother, Lilly Casey, said Rolin and two other men had spent the day at the home drinking and smoking pot, refusing to leave the property. Mrs. Casey said the assault took place Thursday night, adding she tried to protect bishop from the attack.

Bishop was admitted to a local hospital for treatment. According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department, two other men were questioned but not charged for the assault and no drug charges were filed.