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Man who ran down deputy in 2012 accused of threatening woman at gunpoint

Becky Campbell • Updated Feb 14, 2019 at 5:53 PM

A man who once ran down a Washington County deputy during a high-speed chase was arrested again Wednesday following accusations that he assaulted a woman and threatened to kill her and her children at gunpoint.

Dalvin J. Robinson, also known as Dalvin J. Stephens, 26, was charged with aggravated assault and simple domestic assault.

About 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, police went to 1810 Parkwood Lane, Apt. 12, where the victim told police Robinson had threatened her at gunpoint at the Bojangles’ at 1709 W. State of Franklin Road. She told police Robinson made threats to kill her and her children. She also said Robinson had physically assaulted her on Sunday.

The woman told police that she was on break Tuesday and sitting at a table inside the restaurant when Robinson, aka Stephens, came in and sat across from her.

“She informed me that under the table, he pointed a gun at her and told her that she was not going to keep his kids from him. He said that if she tried, she would ‘end up in the grave like his brother,’” according to a court document filed in Washington County General Sessions Court.

The woman also told police that two days before the Tuesday incident, Robinson had threatened to harm her, which led to him physically assaulting her. She said her estranged husband repeatedly punched her and kicked her and hit her hands with a decorative plank. The victim had bruises and scrapes consistent with the attack she had described.

Police obtained warrants and later found Robinson in the parking lot of the Johnson Inn, 2700 W. Market St. He was held in the Washington County Detention Center on $26,000 bond pending a Sessions Court hearing set for Thursday.

 

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Reported earlier:

A man who once ran down a Washington County deputy during a high-speed chase was arrested again Wednesday following accusations that he assaulted a woman and threatened to kill her and her children at gunpoint.

Dalvin J. Robinson, also known as Dalvin J. Stephens, 26, was charged with aggravated assault and simple domestic assault.

About 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, police went to 1810 Parkwood Lane, Apt. 12, where the victim told police Robinson had threatened her at gunpoint at the Bojangles’ at 1709 W. State of Franklin Road. She told police Robinson made threats to kill her and her children. She also said Robinson had physically assaulted her on Sunday.

Police obtained warrants and later found Robinson in the parking lot of the Johnson Inn, 2700 W. Market St. He was held in the Washington County Detention Center on $26,000 bond pending a Sessions Court hearing set for Thursday.

In May 2013, Robinson, who was referred to as Stephens at the time, was one of three people convicted of running down Deputy Gary Daugherty in January 2012 as they fled an attempted robbery. He was driving a red Cavalier on Tenn. Highway 81S when Daugherty tried to lay out spike strips to stop the car, but wound up in the vehicle's path. He was knocked 70 feet and was hospitalized with serious injuries. The incident was recorded on the deputy’s dash cam.

Robinson and passengers Reginald Dewayne Smith and Ashley Nicole McGraw were each charged with attempted first-degree murder, but the jury convicted them of the lesser charge of felony reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, as well as attempted aggravated robbery.

He was arrested again in January 2015 on a parole violation charge. At the time, he was wanted on a domestic intimidation charge in Johnson City, police said. That case was related to an allegation of threats of murder involving his girlfriend/co-conspirator in the crash case, according to a court document.

In April 2017, Robinson — again as Stephens – was charged with aggravated assault following accusations that he beat and tried to drown his wife. Stephens fled from Johnson City Medical Center as police received a report that he had gone into the women’s restroom in the emergency room waiting area and assaulted his wife, police said in a news release. Police found the woman bleeding from her nose and bruised at the ER. According to a court document, she was there seeking medical treatment for injuries her husband inflicted on her earlier in the day. The woman told police that Robinson had assaulted her throughout the day, and he had tried to drown her in a bathtub, causing her to lose consciousness. The woman also said her husband followed her into the hospital restroom and assaulted her again.

The state’s felony offender information website lists his status — under the name Dalvin Stephens — as inactive with a sentence ending Jan. 19, 2016. There is not listing for a Dalvin Robinson.

This is a developing story. Keep visiting JohnsonCityPress.com for any updates as they become available.

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