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.

MORE: Springfield man charged in robbery, accused of stealing steaks

“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.”

READ: Counterfeit money used at Springfield McDonald’s

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.

EXTRA: Death investigation: Woman’s body found inside car in Springfield

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.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Crime

Transgender woman says CVS pharmacist refused to fill hormone prescriptions
Transgender woman says CVS pharmacist refused to fill hormone prescriptions

A transgender woman in Phoenix has filed a formal complaint against CVS with the Arizona Board of Pharmacy, after she said a pharmacist refused to fill her hormone prescriptions and humiliated her in front of other customers. >> Read more trending news  In a blog on the ACLU of Arizona website, Hilde Hall said it was the first time she filled...
911 call released in high school football player's death: ‘I just shot my friend’
911 call released in high school football player's death: ‘I just shot my friend’

Police have released the heartbreaking 911 call a Charlotte teenager made after authorities said he shot and killed his friend, WSOC reports.  “I just, I just shot my friend,” Jermarion Worthy can be heard telling the dispatcher. “Somebody just shot through the house.” “Is anyone injured?” the...
No winner in Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot; prize skyrockets to $493 million
No winner in Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot; prize skyrockets to $493 million

No winners in Friday’s Mega Millions means the jackpot keeps rising -- Tuesday’s drawing has topped $493 million. It’s possible that the prize could surge over the half-billion mark based on ticket sales, lottery officials state. >> Read more trending news  Tuesday’s jackpot of $493 million will be the fifth-largest...
Rapper Offset, of trio Migos, arrested in metro Atlanta on weapon, drug charges
Rapper Offset, of trio Migos, arrested in metro Atlanta on weapon, drug charges

Rapper Offset, of the trio Migos, was arrested Friday on weapon and drug charges in Georgia, WSB reports.  Clayton County police said the rapper, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, and his bodyguard, Senay Gezahgn, were traveling in Jonesboro, just outside Atlanta, when the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera that Offset was driving was pulled over after...
This video of a chimp seeing its foster parents again is the best thing you'll see all day
This video of a chimp seeing its foster parents again is the best thing you'll see all day

We can't stop watching. The precious video of a chimp reuniting with its foster parents is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. The Zoological Wildlife Foundation in Miami posted the video of Limbani on its Instagram and Facebook page. They said Limbani was born with pneumonia and was rejected by his mother. Tania Sanchez and her husband...
More Stories