She said that her 8-year-old son was in the car during the incident and she was detained by Anderson for two hours, according to her statement to the Springfield Police Division. She added that things turned violent after she refused to drop a second-degree felony burglary charge against Anderson, in which he was indicted on in Clark County Common Pleas Court on Monday.
In that case, he is accused of breaking into her residence in the 1300 block of Juniper Street, according to online court records.
Following the argument on Thursday, Anderson is also accused of taking the victim’s car keys and cellphone and refusing to let her leave the scene. The victim told officers that she attempted to run away from her car but was grabbed and brought back by Anderson, according to the affidavit.
During the incident, officers said Anderson asked an onlooker to get ice for the victim’s face. They said that the victim’s son’s father was then called to the scene, according to court records. At this time, officers say she took off running to a nearby gas station and called 911.
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According to the affidavit, officers said they found swelling and bruising to the victim’s left eye and she had a laceration and swelling to her right knee. She was transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center.
Anderson is being held in the Clark County Jail.