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Teddie Lee Robbins
courtesy of Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Office

Wanted Man Arrested on Kidnapping & Attempted Murder Charges

40-year-old Teddie Lee Robbins of Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers early this morning (September 5) on charges of second-degree kidnapping, attempted first degree murder, and fleeing to elude arrest.

Events leading to Robbins’ arrest began at about 6:30 Sunday evening when Deputies attempted to a stop a gold 2006 PT Cruiser on Sawmills School Road in the Sawmills Area. The vehicle was driven by Robbins, who was listed as a wanted person. Second-degree kidnapping warrants for Robbins’ arrest had been issued as the result of a domestic-related kidnapping incident that occurred Sunday (September 3).

When Deputies attempted to stop the PT Cruiser, a vehicle chase ensued. The pursuit ranged from Sawmills School Road to Hickory Boulevard. While the pursuit was in progress, Robbins reportedly fired a handgun into the lead pursuit vehicle and the Deputy returned fire. The chase ended when Robbins turned into a business address on Hickory Boulevard. Robbins fled into a wooded area behind the business. No injuries were reported.

Following the incident, Deputies continued to search for Robbins. He was taken into custody without incident at about 3 a.m. today at an address on Melrose Street in Lenoir. A handgun was recovered at the time of the arrest.

Robbins was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $1,100,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court is coming up tomorrow in Lenoir.