Police arrest stabbing, robbery suspect

January 30th, 2014    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: News

Milton Pitzer appeared in court for a bond hearing Jan. 23 after being arrested and charged for stabbing another man and stealing a vehicle in Pierce Township.

By Kristin Rover
Sun staff

Police have tracked down and arrested a man who stabbed and robbed another man in Pierce Township Jan. 22.

Lt. Edward Dye, of the Pierce Township Police Department, said officers arrested Milton Pitzer, 41, of Owensville, and he was charged with aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

Lt. Dye said they found Pitzer at Thomaston Woods apartment complex located in Batavia Township.

“He advised that the stolen car was in the Eastgate Meijer parking lot,” Dye said. “And it was.”

Police had been searching for Pitzer since Jan. 19, when he stabbed Brian Finn, 43, a business owner, with a knife and robbed him outside of his place of business at 1275 Ohio Pike in Pierce Township.

“The suspect stole cash and the victim’s vehicle,” Dye said.

Finn was transported to a local hospital by the Pierce Township Life Squad, and remained there as of Jan. 24.

Police began searching for suspects and the stolen car, a black, four-door Lexus.

Pitzer appeared in front Municipal Court Magistrate Robert Lamb Jan. 23.

Lamb set Pitzer’s bond at $100,000. He remains in Clermont County Jail.

Pitzer is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 3 p.m. Jan. 29 in front of Judge Kevin Miles at Clermont County Municipal Court.

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