Springfield man accused of cutting wife's throat pleads 'not guilty'

Raymond Roberts, 42, pleaded 'not guilty' and bond was set at $250,000. (Photo: Clark Co. Sheriff's Office)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A Springfield man who was on the run for several days after he was accused of slashing his wife's throat is pleading 'not guilty.'

Raymond Roberts, 42, made his first appearance in court Monday morning in Clark County after being caught over the weekend. A trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol took Roberts into custody Saturday morning. Bond for Roberts has been set at $250,000.

A nationwide manhunt was underway for Roberts after he was accused of slashing his wife's throat Thursday night. The woman called 911 from Roberts' home but then left in her car. After leaving the home, she was involved in a crash, but was able to make it to a local store. That's where a Good Samaritan, an airman at the National Guard Base in Springfield, stopped to help, "Some lady just pulled up here, looks like she had her throat sliced open," said the Good Samaritan told 911 dispatchers.

Roberts was spotted Saturday morning in southwest Clark County and led troopers on a short chase before he was taken into custody.

The woman's name has not yet been released, at last check authorities said she was expected to survive.

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