Brock, who lived in a detached garage on Arlington, allegedly told Roesch to stay away from his property, then there was “an exchange of words,” Mynhier testified.
He also said Brock allegedly tried to punch Roesch, then Brock grabbed Roesch by the head. Roesch reached into his pocket, pulled out a black lock pocket knife and stabbed Brock five times in the upper torso and chest, the detective testified.
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Brock walked several feet and collapsed in the alley from his injuries, police said. Roesch allegedly fled the area on foot after the attack, Mynhier said.
During cross examination from attorney Kathleen Batliner, Mynhier said Brock had no weapons. Mynhier said Roesch was treated and released that night from Kettering Medical Center Middletown.
When police received the call at 10:30 p.m. about the stabbing, Mynhier said he drove to Atrium Medical Center to interview Brock, then was notified Brock had died at the hospital. He then drove to Arlington to interview witnesses, he said.
Since 2013, Roesch has been charged 12 times by Middletown police, according to court records. Some of those charges include drug abuse/fentanyl, drug abuse/methamphetamine, petty theft and assault.