Raymond Roberts

URGENT: Nationwide manhunt for suspect who reportedly ‘slit wife’s throat’ before fleeing

A nationwide arrest warrant has been issued for an Ohio man accused of slitting his wife’s throat on Thursday before fleeing. Authorities consider the suspect armed and dangerous.

FOX reports that 42-year-old Raymond Roberts allegedly cut his estranged wife’s throat inside his Springfield Township home off of Quwood Road, at around 5:45 a.m. According to an affidavit filed at the Clark County Municipal Court, the victim escaped after the incident and drove to Mayberry’s Mini Mart on U.S. 68, but the suspect followed her, rammed his white Dodge Charger into hers, then drove away. A Good Samaritan spotted the woman and called for help.

The victim was later rushed to Springfield Regional Medical Center, then transferred to Miami Valley Hospital. Although she’s expected to survive the incident, medical professionals indicated she’ll have a lengthy recovery process.

Investigators located the suspect’s Charger at the Enon Eagles parking lot on Lower Valley Pike, but he apparently abandoned the car and fled the area, according to the Springfield News-Sun. He’s now believed to be driving a 2011 silver Ford Focus with Ohio license plate number, HNC4229.

The affidavit also stated that Roberts’ parents, who live on Lower Valley Pike, received a call from the suspect on Thursday morning. He reportedly said he “was in trouble and needed to leave.” He then reportedly called his daughter and told her “he took a bunch of pills.”

Roberts allegedly told his brother a few days prior of the altercation that he planned to buy a one-way ticket to Florida.

The suspect is described as white male who stands 6-foot-1-inches tall and weighs around 225 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair. Anyone with any information on his whereabouts should call 911 immediately.

[Feature Photo: Raymond Roberts/Clark County Sheriff’s Office]