Man indicted in Clark County accused of beating, urinating on woman

A man was indicted in Clark County court in connection to a attack where a woman said she was beaten and urinated on by the suspect.

Robert Stargell, 24, of Dayton, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on counts of felonious assault, abduction, disrupting public service and domestic violence. He was charged previously in Clark County Municipal Court and pleaded not guilty to those charges.

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Springfield police began their investigation June 12 when they were called to a home on the 1200 block of East Cedarview Drive on a report of a woman who had injuries from an assault and was being held against her will, according to an affidavit filed with the case.

“The suspect, later identified as the defendant, Robert Stargell, was in the house with a weapon and refused to come out,” the affidavit says. “Springfield SWAT was activated.”

The woman managed to make it out of the home and was rushed to Springfield Regional Medical Center, according to the affidavit.

“At the scene, after a brief standoff with police, defendant Stargell surrendered himself to police without further incident,” the affidavit says.

Police interviewed the woman at the hospital and stated that the incident started at their home in Dayton. She said she was looking at Facebook when Stargell noticed a man who lived in Cleveland was messaging her.

“The defendant began striking the victim about the face and head with closed fists,” the affidavit says. “The defendant then forced the victim at gunpoint into his vehicle and began driving her around Dayton while beating her with an empty Hennessy bottle.”

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The two eventually ended up in Springfield, the affidavit says, where they went to the home on Cedarview Drive. The woman said she was further assaulted at the home.

“During this time, he continued to strike her with the handgun and one time ordered her at gunpoint to urinate on herself,” the affidavit says. “When she could not do this the defendant urinated on the victim himself.”

The woman was eventually able to free herself and call authorities, the affidavit says.

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