New York State Police announce the arrest of Robert Rodriguez, age 36, from Stony Point, NY for Murder 2nd degree. Rodriguez was arrested on February 9, 2024.
On February 16, 2021, at approximately 2 a.m., Troopers responded to find a 2021 Hyundai Sonata fully engulfed in flames southbound on the Palisades Parkway near exit 16 in the town of Stony Point. Investigation revealed that Ronald Mann, from Bronx, NY was deceased inside the vehicle. The Rockland County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Mann had suffered from a gunshot wound and his death was ruled a homicide.
An extensive investigation by the New York State Police, Troop F, Bureau of Criminal Investigation led to the arrest of Robert Rodriguez on February 9, 2024. He was arraigned in the Town of Stony Point Justice Court in front of Judge Franks. Rodriguez was remanded to Rockland County Jail without bail. The New York State Police were assisted in this investigation by New York State Fire, the Stony Point Police Department, The Town of Haverstraw Police Department, the Suffern Police Department and the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office.