Springfield man accused of threatening to kill children’s mother


A Springfield man is facing domestic violence charges after he allegedly threatened to kill the mother of his children last month.

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James L. Cunningham, Jr., 45, has been charged with one count each of domestic violence and theft. He’s expected to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. today.

The Springfield Police Division was called to a home in the 2100 block of East Main Street on Jan. 18 about a possible domestic violence incident, according to a police report. The victim was driving on Selma Road when Cunningham and another woman began following her. On Douglas Avenue, the victim’s car was blocked in at a stop sign and Cunningham allegedly got out of the car to confront her.

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The victim wouldn’t let Cunningham into the car, so he threatened to break the window. She then opened the door and Cunningham allegedly grabbed her by the hair. He then allegedly told the victim if he didn’t get his children, he would kill her, the report said. Once he let go, she was able to drive away, it said. The victim also told police she was pregnant, the report said.

Cunningham is also facing theft charges for allegedly stealing the keys to the same victim’s vehicle without permission on Jan. 28 and never bringing the car back, according to a police report.

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