Raymond Roberts

CAPTURED: Man accused of slitting estranged wife’s throat is behind bars after nationwide manhunt

An Ohio man accused of cutting his estranged wife’s throat before fleeing was captured on Saturday after a nationwide manhunt.

WHIOTV reports that 42-year-old Raymond Roberts was apprehended in Clark County, Ohio, close to State Route 72 and Possum Road, at around 9:15 a.m. According to authorities, a state trooper spotted Roberts’ car close to Springfield-Xenia Road. Roberts reportedly tried to flee but after a short chase, the trooper successfully detained him.

Authorities said Roberts likely left the area but for some reason, returned to Clark County over the weekend.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Roberts allegedly cut his estranged wife’s throat inside his Springfield Township home off of Quwood Road, at around 5:45 a.m. on Thursday morning. 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 was later captred while driving a 2011 silver Ford Focus.

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 allegedly called his daughter and told her “he took a bunch of pills.”

The suspect is charged with domestic violence, ensuing a police pursuit, and felonious assault.

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