A suspect has been identified in the Friday stabbing of a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office deputy.
Robert James Robinson III, 37, of the 2900 Dahlia Drive has been identified as the suspect in the stabbing of Sgt. Chris Masters.
Robinson is currently being held at Charles B. Webster Detention Center. He is being charged with three counts of aggravated assault, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime and obstruction of a law enforcement officer. He also had an outstanding state court bench warrant
At about 8:15 p.m., Sgt. Masters responded to the corner of Meadowbrook Drive and Dahlia Drive for a reported domestic dispute. During the investigation, Robinson stabbed Masters in the upper-right arm and fled the scene.
Masters, a 10-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, was transported to AU Medical Center, where he underwent surgery to stop the bleeding.
At 10:30 p.m., Masters was in recovery and listed in good condition.