Tempe Municipal Court Judge Arrested For Stabbing Wife

Chandler Police arrested Tempe Municipal Court Judge Thomas Robinson on Friday on suspicion of domestic violence assault. He was charged with 10 counts of aggravated assault and one count of tampering with evidence.

On August 25 Chandler Police officers responded to Chandler Regional Medical Center to speak to a woman, later identified as Robinson’s wife, who had been stabbed multiple times. Mrs. Robinson lied to police when she told them a stranger had attacked her.

Last week, she contacted authorities and reported that is was her husband, who had attacked her. She admitted that she cooperated with her husband by lying about the attack because she didn’t want him to “get into trouble.”

Judge Thomas Robinson was placed on administrative leave immediately after officials were informed of his arrest.

Robinson has filed for retirement effective this Thursday, September 28.

Robinson worked for the City of Tempe starting in 1995, first as a Civil Traffic Hearing Officer, then as a Court Commissioner, hearing both civil and misdemeanor criminal cases. In 2009, he was appointed as a Municipal Court Judge, hearing misdemeanor criminal cases.

The arrest was reported to the Commission on Judicial Conduct on Saturday.

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