Springfield man accused of robbing home with kitchen knife


A Springfield man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly robbed a home with a kitchen knife and threatened to kill a woman if she called 9-1-1, according to a police report.

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William G. Dufner, Jr., 33, of 2128 W. Possum Rd., has been charged with one count each of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and aggravated robbery. He’s expected to appear in the Clark County Municipal Court at 10:30 a.m. today.

Springfield Police Division officers were sent to a home in the 1300 block of Lexington Avenue at about 1:25 a.m. on Nov. 27 on a report of a burglary. The victim told police Dufner allegedly forced open the rear door to the home, picked up a kitchen knife and demanded money. The victim reached into her coat pocket and gave the man $8, according to a police report. He then allegedly told the victim: “If you call 9-1-1, I will stab you.”

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Dufner, who wore a black jacket, black jeans, black shoes and black gloves, then began searching the home for other people, even though the victim told him she was home alone. The victim then called 9-1-1 and the man ran out of the home, the report said.

Dufner, Jr. was arrested by police officers early Tuesday morning, according to jail records.

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