Springfield man indicted in attack on woman that caused brain bleed

Tobe Gentry III

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Tobe Gentry III

A Springfield man accused of attacking a woman and causing a brain bleed was indicted this week.

Tobe Gentry III, 41, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on a charge of felonious assault and domestic violence. A next court date in the case has not been set.

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Springfield police began their investigation July 4 when they were called to a home on Sherman Avenue for an assault, according to an affidavit. There, they spoke with a woman who had blood on her face and a laceration above her eye.

“We observed swelling and bruising around the left eye and the top of her nose,” the affidavit says. “(She) began complaining of blurred vision and a headache.”

The woman said her live-in boyfriend, Gentry, had assaulted her. She said it began when she was driving home to Springfield from Dayton and he became upset about a trip she planned to go on with her family. The affidavit says he hit her once in the lower right jaw and the argument continued once they got home.

“In the upstairs hallway, Mr. Gentry punched (her) in the left eye area causing the visible facial trauma,” the affidavit says.

The woman said Gentry left the residence before police arrived. Due to increased pain she went with medics to Springfield Regional Medical Center, reports said.

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The woman was diagnosed with a fractured eye socket and bleeding on her brain, according to the affidavit.

The woman was transferred to Miami Valley Hospital by medical helicopter, according to the affidavit.

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