Springfield man pleads not guilty to felonious assault, domestic charges

A Springfield man was arraigned in the Clark County Municipal Court on charges stemming from a crash and assault incident.

Michael Clifford, 35, pleaded not guilty to felonious assault and domestic violence, according to court records. He was given a $20,000 bond and remains in the Clark County Jail as of Friday morning.

Springfield police began their investigation on Feb. 27 when they were dispatched around 11 p.m. to the 1600 block of North Belmont Avenue in reference to a two-car traffic accident with one car off the road in a ditch, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

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When police arrived, the victim said her ex-boyfriend and father of her child, identified as Clifford, tried to run her off the road before he lost control, wrecked his car into a ditch and fled the scene.

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The victim told police that she and Clifford struggled at the scene and she was struck in the stomach.

At the time of the incident, a warrant was requested for Clifford for felonious assault and domestic violence. He was arrested at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday and was arraigned later that morning, according to jail records.

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