GREENVILLE — A Greenville woman appeared in Darke County Common Pleas Court Monday to be arraigned on two felonious assault charges.
Angela D. Bergman, 31, is accused of stabbing her husband, Anthony Bergman, multiple times outside McMiller’s Carryout near their home in Greenville on April 27, 2017. He received medical treatment following the incident and was released.
If convicted on both second-degree felony counts, Bergman could face up to 16 years in prison and $30,000 in fines.
She appeared before the court via video teleconference from the Darke County Jail. She was represented by defense attorney Randall Breaden, who entered pleas of “not guilty” to both counts.
Breaden said his client had no prior felonies and posed little flight risk, and asked the court to reduce her bond from $75,000 to $25,000. He told the court that Bergman’s family in Alabama could then afford to pay the bond and have her live there with them until she needed to return for trial. He also said this would keep her in compliance with the court’s no-contact order with the victim. He also informed the court Bergman would be filing for divorce.
Darke County Prosecuting Attorney R. Kelly Ormsby said that while he wasn’t necessarily against lowering Bergman’s bond, his main concern was ensuring the continued safety of the victim.
Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan Hein temporarily continued Bergman’s bond at $75,000. However, he said the bond could be reduced if the logistics of the pre-trial conditions were worked out more thoroughly. Her next court appearance is slated for June 29.
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