Knoxville murder suspect caught after one year on the run

(WBIR - Knoxville) A Knoxville woman is custody, and facing a first degree murder charge.

Knoxville Police arrested 22-year old Princsteinia Robinson late Friday night.

KPD had been searching for her for more than a year after she was listed as a suspect in a shooting at an East Knoxville bar last September.

One man, 36-year old Esley D. Clemons, was shot and killed.

Police said a tip led them to Robinson's location. KPD initiated a traffic stop, and arrested her without incident.

Last September, authorities found an injured Clemons at the Rock's Grand Lounge on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. He later died at the hospital.

Knox County District Attorney Randy Nichols helped to shut down the bar just days after the shooting.

He said at the time that the club was, "a hub of violence, placing the public in direct danger as a result of criminal activity."

Another woman, Shasta Helen Jackson, 27, was also charged with felony first degree murder in Clemons' death.

Robinson is now in the Knox County Detention Center and will remain there on a $500,000 bond.


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