Richmond County Deputy Stabbed On Duty

Sgt. Chris Masters, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, was stabbed while responding to a domestic dispute Friday evening.

AUGUSTA (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the man who stabbed Sergeant Chris Masters.

They say Robert James Robinson III, 39, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • (3 counts of) Aggravated Assault
  • Possession of a Knife During the Commission of a Crime
  • Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer

Robinson also had an outstanding bench warrant.

Right now, Masters is in good condition.

Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff’s Office | Robert James Robinson III.


AUGUSTA (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says one of its sergeants is recovering after being stabbed while investigating a domestic dispute.

Investigators say Sgt. Chris Masters responded to the call just after 7 p.m. Friday night and was stabbed in the arm by a male suspect. That suspect then ran away but was arrested nearby.  The deputy was taken to the Augusta University Medical Center for treatment.  He was alert and talking while being transported.

The investigation continues into the stabbing.  The name of the suspect has not been released.






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