A man in Florida was arrested Saturday in connection with his girlfriend's death after his mother reported him to the police. The suspect had reportedly confessed to his mother about murdering his girlfriend and burying her body last week.

The man, identified as Jason Robinson, was charged with first-degree murder, Polk County Sheriff's office said Monday, ABC News reported.

Robinson, a convicted felon with a lengthy criminal history, reportedly tried to choke the responding officer, who was trying to arrest him in front of an RV where he had lived with his girlfriend. The suspect allegedly grabbed the deputy’s radio and taser, and was eventually restrained Saturday night after two witnesses helped the officer.

After Robinson's arrest, the officers who arrived to provide backup for the deputy, discovered his girlfriend's body buried next to the couple's RV. The victim's body was buried underneath a pallet topped with freshly disturbed dirt, a table and two chairs, authorities said.

The authorities have not revealed the identity of the victim and the exact cause of the death.

When the officer arrived at the RV after Robinson's mother called 911, he initially tried to evade the arrest by providing false information about his name and date of birth. However, the deputy identified him from a photo he had previously seen.

“I can’t express my gratitude enough to the two witnesses who jumped in to aid my deputy during a violent fight with a very violent man,” Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement. “Had they not gotten involved, this could have been much worse than it already is," NY Daily News reported.

In addition to the murder charges, Robinson also faces charges for tampering with evidence, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Robinson has 19 felony charges against him in Florida between 2005 and 2020. He was jailed on four different occasions on charges of kidnapping, battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, sex offenses and other crimes, according to the sheriff’s office. He was also charged in Delaware, Illinois, Mississippi and North Carolina.

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