Teddie Lee Robbins, age 40, is charged with one count each of second-degree kidnapping, attempted first-degree murder and fleeing to elude arrest according to a press release.
Deputies with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on a gold colored 2006 PT Cruiser while traveling on Sawmills School Road on Sunday at 6:28 p.m. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Robbins, who was wanted for second-degree kidnapping. The kidnapping warrants were issued earlier in the day related to a domestic-related kidnapping case.
A chase began after Robbins refused to stop. The pursuit traveled from Sawmills School Road to Hickory Boulevard.
The Sheriff’s Office says Robbins fired a handgun into the lead police vehicle during the chase and the deputy returned fire. The pursuit ended when the PT Cruiser turned in to a business located at 2928 Hickory Blvd.
Robbins fled on foot into a wooded area behind the business according to Deputies. No one was injured during the exchange of gunfire.
Robbins was arrested Tuesday morning around 3 am at a location on Melrose Place in Lenoir. A handgun was recovered when the arrest was made.
Robbins is being held in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $1.1 million bond.