The Springfield Police Division and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office investigated numerous crimes this week in the area.
Here are three crimes covered by the Springfield News-Sun this week that were investigated by the policing agencies.
1) Shooting over stolen shoes
Jacob Mott, 23, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with felonious assault and receiving stolen property. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and his bond was set at $50,000
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office accused him of shooting a person after a dispute over shoes that were allegedly stolen six years ago.
The victim survived the gunshot, but had to undergo surgery, according to the affidavit. Deputies said through their investigation they found that Mott was in possession of a stolen gun, but it was unclear if that weapon was used in the shooting.
Deputies said in the affidavit this was not a case of self-defense.
2) Best Buy Break-in
Springfield police are investigating a break-in at Best Buy on Bechtle Avenue.
Police responded Sunday morning to a break-in at the Springfield Best Buy.
Six iPhones and an iPad were stolen from the store, a Springfield police report says.
“Officers found a fire escape unlocked that led to the roof of the building,” the report says. “Officers located a small hole cut into the roof of Best Buy. Officers then made contact with the manager.”
3) Man allegedly cuts wife’s throat
Raymond Roberts is accused of stabbing his wife at their home in Clark County on Thursday morning. She drove to a convenience store on Springfield Xenia Road for help.
The victim, stabbed in the neck, is expected to be in a hospital for several weeks, according to court documents.
Roberts, 42, eluded law enforcement on Thursday, but was captured and arrested Saturday morning by Ohio State Police.
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