Suspect in custody after firing shots at Stewart County deputies, leading them on pursuit

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A suspect out of Stewart County is in custody after they reportedly fired shots at officers and led them on a pursuit.

The Stewart County Sheriff’s Office reported the suspect took off running during a traffic stop Sunday around 8 p.m. at Highway 79 and Bagsby Hill.

The suspect threw items from the vehicle at two deputies before shooting at one deputy’s vehicle at least three times while fleeing, according to the Stewart County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies pursued the suspect into Montgomery County where the suspect then shot at a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office vehicle before crashing into it and fleeing on foot.

  • Stewart County Sheriff's Office vehicle shooting
  • Stewart County shooting

The Stewart County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy with a K-9 tracked the suspect to a near by trailer.

A 33-year-old woman, later identified as Amber Leigh Causey, was in the vehicle when the pursuit began. She was taken into custody by the Stewart County Sheriff’s Office.

The Clarksville Police Department had asked residents in the areas of Calvert Drive and Britton Springs to stay inside while they, along with deputies from the Montgomery County and Stewart County sheriff’s offices searched for a “possibly armed and dangerous individual.”

Shortly after the shelter in place order was issued, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reported the suspect was in custody.

Donald James Robinson
Donald James Robinson (Courtesy: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office)

He was identified by Clarksville Now as 40-year-old Donald James Robinson.

Robinson was charged with three counts of aggravated assault against a first responder, two counts of evading arrest, one count of aggravated kidnapping and one count driving on a suspended or revoked license. He is also charged with one count of drug possession, one count of drug paraphernalia, two weapons charges, one count of property theft and being fugitive.

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