Man accused of 2021 killing in Wayne County arrested

ARCADIA, N.Y. — Nearly two years after a man was found dead in a motel in Wayne County, a Newark man has been charged with his murder.

Michael Robinson, 48, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon and is accused of killing 52-year-old Torey Mathis on June 7, 2021. Investigators believe the two men knew each other.

Mathis was found in his apartment at the Houses Hotel on Route 31 in Arcadia. He died from what the Wayne County Medical Examiner calls “sharp force injuries.”

Sheriff Robert Milby says Robinson was indicted last week by the Wayne County Grand Jury. After, he was arrested by sheriff’s detectives in Newark. He was charged with two counts of murder and one count of robbery. He is being held without bail in the Wayne County Jail.

The Wayne County Assistant District Attorney, David Dys, explains why there are two counts of murder

“The first count is intentional murder and then the other count is charged with commonly known as felony murder during the course of a robbery,” Dys said.

Robinson’s first court appearance is scheduled for March 16.