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Man charged with attempted murder


A man arrested after allegedly stabbing a woman in her Selma Pike home April 10 has been indicted by a Clark County Grand Jury on multiple charges that include attempted murder.

Robert Gorden Walden, 47, of 4987 Selma Pike, Springfield, was indicted for attempted murder, felonious assault, violating a protection order or consent agreement and domestic violence.

Investigators say Walden attacked the woman just hours after he was served a protection order and removed from the home by Clark County Sheriff’s deputies that morning. Walden somehow made his way back to the woman’s home later in the afternoon, attacked her with a knife and caused serious injuries, said Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly.

A neighbor called 9-1-1 after spotting the victim and her stab injuries from Walden’s attack, Kelly said. During the 9-1-1 call, the neighbor told dispatchers Walden was attempting to hang himself in the garage. When the first deputy arrived on scene, they found the man had barricaded himself inside the home where he had attacked the woman, according to the sheriff’s office report.

Deputies forced entry into the home and found Walden in a laundry room with self-inflicted stab wounds. He was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center for treatment of his injuries before being arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail, Kelly said.

Sheriff’s deputies had responded to the home of Walden and the victim several times for domestic violence reports, Kelly said. Project Woman had assisted the female victim with the domestic violence complaints and in filing a protection order against Walden. The organization was also helping the victim while she was in the hospital being treated for her injuries, he added.

Walden is currently being held in the Clark County Jail on $50,000 bond that was set during his municipal court arraignment. His common pleas court arraignment is set for later this week.


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