German Twp. man accused of holding knife to woman’s throat

A German Twp. man is accused of holding a knife to a woman’s throat.

Ronnie Spitler, 31, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with aggravated menacing and domestic violence.

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German Twp. police began their investigation on May 11 when they were dispatched to Springfield Regional Medical Center to speak with a victim of an assault, according to an affidavit filed with the charges.

The woman said she lives with Spitler and stayed out late with friends the night before. After returning home, she said Spitler became upset.

“Ronnie grabbed her throat and threw her to the ground,” the affidavit says.

The woman accused him of trying to remove her clothing and inspect her body.

The woman said she fell asleep shortly after the incident, but was awakened when Spitler climbed on top of her.

“(The woman) stated that he was screaming, standing over her holding a knife to her throat …” the affidavit says.

The affidavit said the man threatened to kill her and himself.

A short time later he started swinging the knife around cutting through things on her bathroom sink, the affidavit says. Before the woman left for work, she was assaulted again, the affidavit says.

“He took her phone and grabbed her by the back of the neck and slammed her to the ground,” the affidavit says.

Spitler pleaded not guilty Monday during an arraignment hearing. His bond was set at $5,000.

A next court date in the case has not been set.

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