Bond set for man ac­cused in at­tack

Dayton Daily News - - LOCAL & STATE - By Parker Perry Staff Writer

A $250,000 bond was set for a Spring­field man ac­cused of cut­ting his wife’s throat and flee­ing the county.

Ray­mond Roberts, 42, was in­dicted on one count of at­tempted mur­der and two counts of felo­nious as­sault in Clark County Com­mon Pleas Court, ac­cord­ing to court records. His bond was set dur­ing an ap­pear­ance in front of Com­mon Pleas Court Judge Dou­glas Ras­tat­ter.

The vic­tim, Roberts’ wife, was stabbed in the neck Sept. 20 but was able to get in a car and drive from their home, ac­cord­ing to deputies.

Court records show he re­port­edly told a fam­ily mem­ber a cou­ple of days ago “he was buy­ing a oneway ticket to Flor­ida.”

The vic­tim, who deputies said was stabbed in the neck, was able to get into a car from their home. She later crashed into May­berry’s Mini Mart in the 4000 block of Spring­field-Xenia Road about 6 a.m., ac­cord­ing to deputies.

Roberts was on the run for two days un­til he led law en­force­ment of­fi­cers on a pur­suit that ended with his ar­rest Sept. 22. The ar­rest was made by the Ohio State High­way Pa­trol.

Af­ter his ar­rest, Clark County prose­cu­tors alerted the courts they planned to ask a grand jury to in­dict Roberts with the high­est pos­si­ble charge.

“The state in­tends to pur­sue charges of at­tempted mur­der and felo­nious as­sault for two sep­a­rate acts dur­ing this in­ci­dent,” said Clark County As­sis­tant Pros­e­cu­tor Me­gan Far­ley dur­ing Roberts’ ar­raign­ment in the Clark County Mu­nic­i­pal Court on Sept. 24.

A next court date in the case had not been set Fri­day. Con­tact this re­porter at 937328-0254 or email Parker. Perry@cox­inc.com.

Ray­mond Roberts is ac­cused of cut­ting his wife’s throat.

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