Bond set at $35K in Springfield stabbing case

Woman is charged; man in critical condition.

Ronald Massie, 50, was listed in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital on Friday. He was flown there Thursday after he was found bleeding from a half-inch stab wound at his home at 1569 Mound St.

Buffy Jo Sample, 40, Massie’s live-in girlfriend, has been charged with felonious assault and a misdemeanor count of domestic violence. At her arraignment in Clark County Municipal Court on Friday, she indicated to Judge Denise Moody she was defending herself.

“I mean, what do I do about all these marks on here from him, from me defending myself?” Sample asked the judge while gesturing to her arms.

Moody advised her to discuss it with her attorney and set bond at $35,000 or 10 percent and ordered Sample stay away from Massie.

Neighbors who called 911 after seeing Massie bleeding on the porch said the couple had been fighting all day. Angel Massie, the victim’s daughter, told police Massie was struck in the head with a board prior to being stabbed. Officers collected both a board and a butcher knife for evidence.

Both Massie and Sample have an extensive criminal history, which includes several counts of domestic violence and assault, according to court documents.

At the time of the stabbing, Massie had a warrant through the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for a theft charge dating back to September 2011, according to court records.

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