Robert Finch

Springfield man charged with pointing gun at woman

A Springfield man is charged with pointing a gun at a woman who was trying to move out of their home.

Robert Finch, 39, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with felonious assault and domestic violence. A bond of $25,000 was set against him during an arraignment hearing Wednesday morning.

Springfield police began their investigation at around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning when they were called to a West Johnson Avenue residence. There, they met a woman who said she was threatened by Finch.

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“I noticed a female frantically motioning for me to come inside the breezeway at the apartment building where she was hiding,” an affidavit filed in support of the charges says. “I noticed (the woman) was very paranoid and anxious. She was looking out the windows and peeking around corners to see if Mr. Finch was following her.”

The woman said she was threatened with a firearm and that “Finch attempted to strike her in the face and head with a metal pipe that resembled something like a police baton.”

The woman said, according to the affidavit, that Finch was angry with her because she planned to move out of town and leave him. Finch was previously arrested and charged for breaking her nose and knocking her unconscious, the affidavit says.

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“(The woman) stated she was not injured but very afraid of Mr. Finch due to his increasingly violent actions and behavior,” the affidavit says.

Finch was arrested in connection to the latest alleged attack.

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