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Springfield man accused of punching mother several times

A Springfield man is accused of punching his mother several times in the face.

Corey Cordell, 18, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with domestic violence and obstructing official business. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in Clark County Municipal Court.

Springfield police began their investigation when they were called to a home on Garfield Avenue on Sunday, according to a police affidavit.

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“(The mother) said she had come home from the bar, and her son started arguing with her boyfriend over them being out at the bar tonight,” the affidavit says. “(The mother) said her boyfriend started wrestling with her son, Corey Cordell.”

After the fight began, the mother said she tried to step in the middle to break it up, the affidavit says. The boyfriend left the scene, according to the affidavit, shortly after.

However, it was at this time the mother was allegedly hit.

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“(The mother) said Cordell then started punching her several times in the face,” the affidavit says. “(A witness) said he was in the living room and saw (Cordell) hitting (her).”

The witness said Cordell picked up a knife, according to the affidavit, but didn’t threaten anyone with it.

The affidavit says Cordell was arrested by authorities shortly after the alleged incident.

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