Bond denied Augusta man accused of stabbing sheriff’s deputy

An Augusta man accused of stabbing a sheriff’s deputy, cutting a second and threatening a third with a knife must await possible indictment and trial in jail.

 

Robert J. Robinson, 37, faces three counts of aggravated assault, and a single count each of possession of a knife during the commission of a crime and obstruction an officer. After hearing details of the incidence Friday in Richmond County Superior Court, Judge Ashley Wright denied bond.

On Jan. 19, officers were sent to the Meadowbook neighborhood to investigate a possible domestic violence incident. They encountered Robinson who allegedly struggled with Sgt. Chris Masters and stabbed him. Assistant District Attorney Stetson Cromer told the judge that Robinson fled to a nearby business and tried to hide from two other officers, one of whom was also cut.

Robinson has prior felony convictions in New Jersey, including a 1996 robbery and 2010 aggravated assault, Cromer said.

Defense attorney Keith Johnson asked the judge to consider bond for Robinson who is the primary caregiver for his mother who is suffering from stage 4 cancer. Robinson’s family had called 911 that night because of their concerns Robinson was suffering from mental health issues.

Masters, a 10-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, needed surgery to stop the bleeding.

Reach Sandy Hodson at (706) 823-3226 or sandy.hodson@augustachronicle.com

 

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