Springfield man being held on over $100K bond in assault, kidnapping case

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Equan Anderson is arraigned in Clark County Municipal Court Friday.

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The bond has been set at $110,000 for a Springfield man accused of detaining and assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Equan M. Anderson, 31, also plead not guilty to multiple felony charges including one count of kidnapping, a first-degree felony, and one count of assault, a second-degree felony, during a Friday morning arraignment in Clark County Municipal Court.

Anderson is accused of punching his ex-girlfriend multiple times in the back of the head and face after an argument broke out between the two in the 1400 block of Delta Road on Thursday, according to an affidavit filed in municipal court.

The victim told police that she had agreed to meet with Anderson outside of an apartment complex on Delta Road because she was desperate for gas money and he had agreed to help her out, according to court records.

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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.

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