HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County Police have arrested a 46-year-old man in connection with the disappearance of Angela Pipkin, a 32-year-old Aynor woman who has been missing since mid-January.
Gail Pipkin says she begged her daughter, Angie, not to meet up with Robinson on January 16th. According to a police report, on that day Angie was dropped off at the IGA grocery store in Aynor to meet him.
When she didn't come home, relatives say they went to Robinson's house to ask where she was. A police report says he told them he hadn't spoken to her in several weeks.
"He said he hadn't seen her. Said how much he loved her and cared for her....but he had seen her," expressed Gail Pipkin.
On Thursday, Randy Gale Robinson has been charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the disappearance, according to a post from the Horry County Police Department Facebook page.
"The charge stems from misleading information given to Detectives during the course of their investigation," the post states.
Gail Pipkin says police told her that Robinson admitted he did see her daughter that night and brought her to Socastee. Robinson reportedly told officers he bought Angie items from a pharmacy in the area but after a fight he kicked Angie out of the car by the 707 Gun Shop and returned the items to the store.
"They've been looking for her in other places. If he would have just told the truth, they could have looked for her on Highway 707," said Gail Pipkin.
Robinson is from Murrells Inlet, and was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 10 p.m. on Thursday, according to jail records.
Additional details on Pipkin's disappearance can be found here: