Robert Stansel

Man accused of breaking jaw, nose of Springfield bar owner

A man has been accused of punching and breaking the jaw of a bar owner in Springfield.

Robert Stansel Jr., 49, of Springfield, has been charged with felonious assault. He appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday morning but his case was continued and he didn’t enter a plea. His bond was set at $20,000.

Springfield police said they started their investigation on July 11 when they were dispatched to Springfield Regional Medical Center for a report of an assault. They met with the owner of Whitey’s Bar on Warder Street, who said he had been attacked.

“He stated at approximately 2:30 a.m., he advised the patrons that it was time to go. He said one patron that he only knew as ‘Rob,’ got extremely upset,” the report says.

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The bar owner said he was able to get the man out of the bar. But as he was taking out the garbage later that morning the man showed up again.

“(The bar owner) advised that he remembered seeing ‘Rob’ out back coming at him when ‘the lights went out,’” the report says.

The bar owner was taken to the hospital by family, the affidavit says, and police were called there. The owner had numerous facial fractures including a broken jaw, a broken orbital socket and a broken nose.

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