A search warrant filed three years ago related to a missing rural Tarrant County man whose body was buried in his front yard this week sheds some light on what happened shortly before he disappeared.
The man's wife, Neola Robinson, is charged with his death and is being held in the Tarrant County Jail.
The six-page search warrant was filed in August 2010 when Pelican Bay police went looking for evidence at Ervin and Neola Robinson's home.
The document reveals that the two were having trouble in their marriage and that Neola Robinson had threatened to kill him.
On May 22, 2010, more than three weeks before he was reported missing, Pleasant Ervin Robinson went to Lynn's Saloon in Azle, just off Jacksboro Highway, with a female friend.
According to the search warrant affidavit, Neola Robinson showed up and pulled that friend aside and told her to tell her husband not to come home and that if he did, "he's going to be missing some body parts, or I'm going to kill him and I don't care if i go to prison."
Another woman at another bar also told police that Neola Robinson came looking for her husband on that same night and said she was going to kill her husband.
Pelican Bay police officers also responded to the Robinson home for a disturbance that evening. The search warrant states that Neola Robinson had locked her husband out and the two were arguing over money. Ervin Robinson said he didn't want to give her any more money, saying she needed to get a job.
In June 2010, police searched the couple's home as part of the missing person's investigation.
Neola Robinson had never filed a missing person report, but several of Ervin Robinson's friends and co-workers did. The same officers who responded a month before to the disturbance noticed that the home was much cleaner than before.
The affidavit states, "It was obvious that a harsh chemical may have recently been used." And one officer suspected he saw "a large spot of dried blood in the bathroom."
At the end of the search warrant, police said that Ervin Robinson had not been located but "is believed to be in danger."
The affidavit also reveals that Ervin Robinson was last seen on surveillance video using a bank account that only he had access to on May 29.
Neola Robinson was the only person to access that account after that date, even though she was not an authorized user on the account.
She told police she didn't file a missing person's report because she saw her husband leave on May 31.
This past weekend, Texas Rangers dug up the Ervin Robinson's body in the front yard of their mobile home.
Neola Robinson is being held on $150,000 bond and is charged with murder.