Robert Holmes is arraigned in Clark County Municipal Court on Felonious Assault and Domestic Violence charges. STAFF

Springfield man accused of cutting woman with steak knife

A Springfield man is accused of cutting a woman’s hand with a steak knife during a fight.

Robert Holmes, 66, is charged with felonious assault and domestic violence in Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty to those charges, and his bond was set at $25,000.

The German Township Police Department began its investigation when officers were called to a home on the 5000 block of Johnson Road, according to an affidavit filed with the charges. The affidavit says the officers were informed that Holmes and the woman he allegedly assaulted where intoxicated.

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“Upon arrival, I spoke with Robert Holmes who stated he was outside doing yard work when she came outside asking for his cell phone because her phone is broke,” the affidavit says. “Robert told her no, he was expecting a phone call.”

Holmes told officers that he then heard noise in the house and found that the woman had slammed a cooking pan onto the glass stove and broken it.

“Robert stated (she) loves to destroy things in their home, and that he is always fixing things that she destroys,” the affidavit says.

Officers then went into the home, found the woman and noticed there was a lot of blood in the home.

“(She) stated Robert cut her with a knife and that he is aggressive all the time,” the affidavit says. “(She) had several bruises all over her body as well as many cuts.”

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The woman said that when she was cooking dinner the stove “splashed” but that the cuts on her were from him cutting her and not the glass from the stove, the affidavit says.

“I noticed there was blood all over the couch, the kitchen stove, the sink, the door, the curtain and her body,” the affidavit says.

When asked by law enforcement about the woman’s allegations, Holmes denied any wrongdoing.

“Robert stated he did not do anything to her,” the affidavit says.

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The affidavit also notes that in January 2017, Holmes was involved in an incident with a different woman who was cut, and he claimed then that she had cut herself.

Holmes was arrested at the scene, the affidavit says.

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