A Cobb County, Georgia man is in the Jackson County Hospital, under law enforcement custody, after police say he stabbed his girlfriend multiple times.
That's exactly what Jackson County Sheriff John McDaniel and his deputies were faced with Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities say, around 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 39 year-old Anthony Robbins kidnapped and stabbed his former girlfriend, Lisa Ambrose. He then began to head to Florida from Georgia. That's when Cobb County authorities asked for Jackson County’s help.
Sheriff McDaniel says, “They contacted the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and notified us that he had a home address here of some relatives, and that there's a possibility he may be headed this way.”
McDaniel says a law enforcment officer, either off-duty or retired, witnessed the attack and attempted to stop Robbins but was unsuccesful. Ambrose was stabbed 10 to 12 times before arriving in Jackson County.
McDaniel says, "At approximately 6:00 p.m., someone from Jackson County Hospital emergency room called. We were told that somebody had just dropped off a female that had been stabbed numerous times."
Authorities say after Robbins dropped off his girlfriend at the hospital, he then fled a into these woods, and into a tree stand.
McDaniel says, "The officers finally managed to get him out of the tree stand. When he got on the ground he grabbed a stick, and he still had a knife that he apparently had used in the stabbing of the lady, and used it to assault the officers."
Deputies finally maced Robbins to get him into custody. Robbins told police he had been shot while being apprehended. He was taken to the Jackson County Hospital for medical attention.
Authorities say they don't think there was any motive involved. Ambrose was taken to Shands Hospital in Gainsville, Florida. She is currently listed in critical condition.
Robbins is being charged with a combination of kidnapping, motor vehicle hijacking, aggravated assault with a weapon, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest with violence.