SCSO: Saturday home invasion leads to kidnapping, aggravated assault

1-14-17-robinson-mug-for-web-finalSTAFF REPORT :::

A Griffin man on Saturday was arrested following an alleged home invasion that authorities say resulted in a kidnapping and numerous additional felonious acts.

According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies on Jan. 14 responded to a report of a home invasion on Lakeside Drive.

Upon arrival, they were notified that a female had been assaulted by her live-in boyfriend.

It was discovered that she was allegedly taken against her will to a residence on Sibley Street in Griffin.

Fearing for the victim’s safety, the deputy requested assistance from Griffin Police officers to start toward the Sibley Street location as he proceeded in that direction.

Once Griffin officers arrived on the scene, they made contact with the suspect. It was immediately determined that enough evidence existed to detain him at the scene, which officers did without incident.

Authorities say the female victim was found at the Sibley Street address, and initial treatment was provided by emergency medical personnel from WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital.

The victim was subsequently transported to the hospital for medical evaluation.

Spalding County Sheriff’s Office investigators and the Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.

The suspect was identified as Royce Robinson Jr. He is currently being housed without bond in the Spalding County Detention facility and charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, home invasion, and false imprisonment (Family Violence), all felonies.

Sheriff Darrell Dix stated, “I appreciate the dedication and fast thinking of the responding deputies. Their response, along with those of the Griffin Police Department and WellStar Spalding Regional, proved once again the spirit of cooperation that exists within our public safety community.”

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