Springfield woman suffers brain injury after alleged attack

A Springfield man is accused of beating a woman so severely she received a brain injury, according to court documents.

Tobe Gentry III, 41, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with felonious assault and domestic violence. He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $25,000.

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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 filed with the charges. 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. “Damage was visible to the drywall where (she) was punched. Blood droplets could be seen on the stairs and the living room.”

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.

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.

A next court date in the case has not been set.

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