Raymond Roberts, accused of stabbing his wife and then fleeing the area, was arrested this morning by Ohio State Highway Patrol near State Route 72 and Possum Road after a short pursuit, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed.
UPDATE Sept. 20 @ 10:28 a.m.: 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.
Roberts, 42, is believed to be in a gray or silver Ford Focus, license tag HNC4229
Police said he is considered armed and dangerous. Call 911 if you see him.
Victim, stabbed in the neck, is expected to be in a hospital "several weeks."
UPDATE Sept. 20 @ 10 p.m.: Clark County Sheriff's deputies on Thursday night were continuing their search for Raymond Roberts, suspected of stabbing of his wife at their home on Qu Wood Road, south of Springfield, Thursday morning.
Deputies are looking for a gray or silver 2011 Ford Focus bearing license tag HNC4229. The Ohio State Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies have been put on alert as well.
Roberts, 42, is described as approximately 6-foot-1, 225 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes, according to emergency dispatch traffic.
Court records show he reportedly told a family member a couple of days ago “he was buying a one-way ticket to Florida.”
The victim, who deputies said was stabbed in the neck, was able to get into a car from their home and crashed into Mayberry’s Mini Mart in the 4000 block of Springfield-Xenia Road about 6 a.m., according to deputies.
Deputies said Roberts followed the vehicle to the store.
An Enon resident who frequents the mini mart stopped there for gas today and said he saw blood on the ground.
“I’ll definitely keep my eyes peeled,” said Nate McGlothin. “It brings a lot of fear to everyone. You don’t know what’s going on out here day to day, even hour to hour. People are crazy these days.”
Roberts is being sought on national arrest warrants for felonious assault and domestic violence, filed in Clark County court Thursday morning.
Court records show deputies found a “large amount of blood on the (garage) floor and a large knife on the floor as well” at the residence. Five empty pill bottles were recovered from a workbench in the garage as well.
“The incident appeared to take place mostly in the detached garage of the house,” according to court records.