Man accused of stabbing officer makes first court appearance

Sgt. Chris Masters

An Augusta man accused of stabbing a Richmond County sheriff’s officer Friday night made his first court appearance Monday, but bond could not be considered due to the severity of the charges he faces.

Robert J. Robinson, 37, is accused of three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime and misdemeanor obstruction of an officer. He appeared in Richmond County Magistrate Court.

Robinson allegedly threatened officers responding to a domestic violence call at Meadowbrook and Dahlia drives around 8 p.m. Friday. Sgt. Chris Masters was stabbed in the upper arm and needed surgery.

If Robinson seeks release on bond, he will have to have a hearing in Superior Court.

 

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