New information: Richmond Co. Sheriff deputy stabbed; suspect in custody

New information: Richmond Co. Sheriff deputy stabbed; suspect in custody

RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - Richmond County Sheriff's Officials say one of their own is recovering after being stabbed during a domestic dispute Friday night.

Ten year veteran, Sgt. Chris Masters was responding to a call at the corner of Meadbrook and Dahlia Drive around 8:15 p.m. According to the report, a male suspect stabbed Masters in the arm and then fled the scene, but was apprehended a short time later.

Masters had to be transported to AUMC and was taken into the operating room to stop the bleeding to the wound on his upper right arm. He's currently in recovery and is in good condition.

The suspect involved has been identified by investigators as 37-year-old Robert James Robinson III of the 2900 Dahlia Drive Augusta, GA. Robinson is currently being held at CBWDC.

He is being charged with:

  • Aggravated Assault x3
  • Possession of a Knife During the Commission of a Crime
  • Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer

Investigators say Robinson also had an outstanding State Court Bench Warrant.

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