Trooper arrests Springfield man accused of cutting wife's throat

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    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - UPDATE: A man on the run after allegedly slashing his wife's throat was sitting in jail Saturday.

    Raymond Roberts was caught by a Highway Patrol trooper in Springfield Saturday morning.

    This comes after a nationwide manhunt was underway. He spent two days on the run, now 42-year-old Raymond Roberts is behind bars.

    "We are satisfied that he is in custody so we can begin the court process," said Clark County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Kristopher Shultz.

    Clark County deputies said Thursday morning his estranged wife was at his home when they got a quick 911 call.

    Deputies said Roberts slashed his wife's throat. Minutes later, a surveillance video showed her at a local store.

    A Good Samaritan, an airman at the National Guard Base in Springfield, helped the wife and called 9-1-1.

    "Some lady just pulled up here, looks like she had her throat sliced open," said the Good Samaritan.

    Saturday morning the Highway Patrol spotted him in southwest Clark County.

    "There was a brief vehicle pursuit in which our units from the sheriff's office also became involved with the state Highway Patrol and Mr. Roberts was stopped and taken into custody," said Shultz.

    Shultz said Roberts didn't immediately stop when the trooper tried to pull him over, so other officers joined in.

    "The state Highway Patrol observing the vehicle was around 9:07 this morning and by 9:18 they had followed him and pursued him and taken him into custody," said Shultz.

    Deputies said information from the public and other law enforcement helped.

    "And that's what enabled us to figure out where he was going to be or where he was moving and fortunately the state Highway Patrol was in the right place at the right time to observe the vehicle moving," said Shultz.

    Roberts was being held on felonious assault and domestic violence charges. He's expected in court Monday.


    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - UPDATE: A Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper caught the man accused of cutting his wife's throat.

    Raymond Roberts of Springfield was caught Saturday morning and is now in custody.

    The Trooper spotted Roberts on Springfield Xenia Road around 9:15 am, then pursued him to Springfield Jamestown Road where he was taken into custody without any resistance.

    Roberts was accused of slashing his estranged wife's throat Thursday morning. She drove to a nearby store for help.

    Clark County deputies have been looking for him since.


    Authorities in Springfield are searching for a man they say cut his wife's throat. He's considered to be armed and dangerous.

    Raymond Roberts, 42, is believed to be driving a 2011 sliver/grey Ford Focus and a nationwide arrest warrant has been issued for him.

    Investigators said the attack happened around 5:45 a.m. Thursday. Roberts is accused of slitting the woman's throat in the garage of the house where he was staying.

    The Clark County Sheriff's Office is not releasing the woman's name, she's currently being treated at Miami Valley Hospital and is expected to survive.

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