Two Springfield men are charged in Clark County accused of causing their victims to suffer brain bleeds after altercations, according to court records.
Anthony Miller, 56, and Michael Robinson, 36, were charged with felonious assault in Clark County Municipal Court. Both cases were continued Monday morning during an initial arraignment hearing.
Neither man was listed as an inmate in the Clark County Jail Tuesday afternoon, according to court records.
Springfield police began their investigation Oct. 4 when they were called to Walden’s Corner Pub in reference to an assault. Officers said they found the victim laying face up in the southeast corner of the bar and the victim was unconscious, according to an affidavit filed in Clark County Municipal Court.
“The victim woke up and provided officers with identification,” the affidavit says. “(The victim) stated that he did not know what happened and could not recollect anything.”
Officers found an approximately two-to-three-inch long laceration on the back of the victim’s head, according to the affidavit, and the man was taken to the hospital. Officers were able to speak with a witness, according to the affidavit, who said Miller and Robinson had gotten into an argument with the victim. Officers were able to make contact with them and they returned to the bar.
“Officers spoke with Mr. Miller who advised that he did not assault anybody and did not understand what happened,” the affidavit says. “He stated that (the victim) assaulted him while inside the bar.”
Robinson told law enforcement that he kicked the victim, according to the affidavit, but did not remember much else.
Officers said they were able to view surveillance video of the situation, according to the affidavit. The video showed the two men getting into an argument with the victim and people at the bar trying to stop Robinson and Miller from fighting the man.
“After approximately 20 seconds of verbal arguments, Mr. Robinson pushed (a woman) on the ground, which caused visible injuries to her right elbow,” the affidavit says. “The video then showed Mr. Robinson grabbing (the victim) by the neck/head area and throwing him to the ground while Mr. Miller landed on top of (the victim). Mr. Robinson then kicked (the victim) in the head area approximately five times while Mr. Miller hit (the victim) in the face approximately four times.”
The men were arrested at that time, according to the affidavit. Another officer went to Springfield Regional Medical Center in order to take pictures of the victim and his injuries.
“Upon arrival, officers were notified by (a doctor) that CareFlight would transport the victim to Miami Valley Hospital,” the affidavit says. “(The doctor) advised that the victim suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, commonly known as a brain bleed.”
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