Tennessee man faces four attempted murder charges


William Robins, Jr. (TBI)

GILES COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — A Lynnville man is facing attempted murder charges, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Authorities say William Jones Robins, Jr. fired a handgun at deputies on Thursday. It happened in a town roughly two hours from Chattanooga.

Upon request, the TBI investigated the incident.

Giles County deputies responded to a home on Fairview Road after getting reports of a suspicious man.

Robins then barricaded himself in the home. Officers tried to get Robins to surrender, but he refused.

Then, TBI says four deputies entered the home through an unlocked back door. Robins then fired at the deputies, striking one in his tactical vest. Law enforcement returned fire, but did not strike Robins.

Later, the Tennessee Highway Patrol responded and Robins surrendered to authorities.

Medics took the injured deputy to a hospital. Officials say no one else was injured.

TBI agents arrested Robins and charged him with four counts of attempted murder.

Law enforcement is holding him at the Maury County Jail, according to TBI.

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