Springfield man accused of felonious assault, kidnapping

Seth J. Biles

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Seth J. Biles

A Springfield man is facing multiple charges after allegedly striking and threatening to kill a woman he knows near three children, including one who called 9-1-1 to seek help for his mother.

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Seth J. Biles, 29, is facing two counts of felonious assault and one count each of domestic violence and kidnapping.

Springfield Police Division officers were called to a home in the 1600 block of Sweetbriar Lane by a 10-year-old boy at about 4 a.m. Saturday morning, according to a police report. The boy told police his mother was being beaten up by Biles, while neighbors also called 9-1-1 and told police they could hear Biles say he ‘would kill her if she didn’t shut up,’ the report said.

When officers arrived on scene, the child was upset and told police: “They are in their room, he is trying to kill her.”

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The victim had swelling and bruises on her face and bloody spots on her body, the report said. Biles had caused the injuries, the victim said, and asked to take him away.

Biles and the victim were drinking at his family’s home earlier that night. The victim asked him to stay there because he had had too much to drink.

The victim told officers Biles has a key to the home. He entered the room and allegedly began yelling at her about having someone at her house and punching her in the face. As they took the three children upstairs, she told police she hid a phone for her 10-year-old to call 9-1-1. She went outside to get help, but was tackled by Biles. He banged her head against the concrete multiple times, the report said.

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Biles brought the victim back in the bedroom and allegedly held a knife to her throat, the report said. He also allegedly began to stab the bed near her head and said: “You will die!” At this time, police arrived on scene, the report said.

Biles was placed in the Clark County Jail. He’s scheduled to appear in the Clark County Municipal Court at 10:30 a.m. today, according to jail records.

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