Springfield man stabbed after alleged fight over loud music

A Springfield man has been accused of stabbing another man after an alleged fight over loud music.

Wayne Skaggs, 53 of Springfield, appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday on a felonious assault charge. He pleaded not guilty.

Police alleged he stabbed Doug Vance, also of Springfield, on March 16. According to court records, Skaggs allegedly became angry at Vance for playing music too loud at their home in the 1300 block of Cedarview Drive West in Springfield.

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Officers were first called to the home shortly after midnight March 16 after Skaggs reportedly locked Vance out of the house they share. Skaggs then agreed to let Vance back in if he turned the music down, police said.

Springfield Police officers were called back to the residence a short time later and found Vance with stab wounds to his neck and arm. The men had begun arguing again shortly after officers had left, police said, and Skaggs allegedly stabbed Vance.

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As Skaggs was being detained he allegedly yelled to a neighbor that he had stabbed someone and was going to jail, police said.

Officers claimed they found a knife in an upstairs bedroom and another knife outside the home.

If convicted, Skaggs could face up to eight years in prison and/or a $15,000 fine.


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