Aaron Webb

Springfield man found guilty of attempted murder in stabbing incident

A Springfield man was convicted of attempted murder, according to the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office.

Aaron Webb, 30, was found guilty in Clark County Common Pleas Court, Clark County Prosecutor Dan Driscoll announced.

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“On Sept. 23, 2018, Aaron J. Webb, of Springfield, attacked a man by stabbing him multiple times in the back,” Driscoll said in a statement. “He also stabbed the victim under his chin with such force that the blade penetrated his mouth and into his tongue.”

Clark County Assistant Prosecutor Brian Driscoll tried the case for the prosecutor’s office.

Webb will be sentenced on May 1.

Springfield police began their investigation last month when they were called to a home on the 1700 block of Mound Street. When they arrived they found a man bleeding from stab wounds on his throat and back who was being treated by a witness.

Officers spoke with people at the home who said Webb was working on cars with the victim before the incident. One man told police he saw Webb standing over the victim with a knife.

“(The witness) was cleaning up after dinner when he heard scuffling and sound coming from (the victim) that ‘wasn’t a scream but something was wrong’,” the affidavit says. “(The witness) went back to investigate and found (Webb) standing over (the victim who was on the floor at this time) making large stabbing motions. (The victim) yelled for (the witness) ‘help me, he’s killing me.’”

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At that point, Webb allegedly turned around and the witness saw a “razor knife” in his hand, according to the affidavit. He allegedly left after seeing the witness.

When officers arrived, another witness was applying pressure to the victim’s wounds. The victim was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center where he was then transported to Miami Valley Hospital.

Officers were able to locate evidence to prove Webb was at the house, according to the affidavit.

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