Ocean Pines Man Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Estranged Wife with Knife

Robert Vincent Jaeger, 28, of Ocean Pines, has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his estranged wife with a knife.

Ocean Pines police responded to a domestic incident at a home on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Upon arrival, police said the 25 year-old victim appeared upset and afraid. She told police that she and her husband, Robert V. Jaeger, were separated. Mr. Jaeger grew angry and made threats after learning his estranged wife was dating a Virginia man, the victim told police.

According to the incident report, Mrs. Jaeger said her husband “went nuts and hit his head against the bedroom wall, causing damage to the wall.” He then reached for a pocket knife. Mrs. Jaeger started to call 911, when her husband dropped the knife to grab her cell phone, the incident report states. After a tussle, Mr. Jaeger left the residence. Mrs. Jaeger was not physically injured, police said.

Jaeger is scheduled to appear in District Court of Worcester County in Snow Hill, on Tuesday, March 7. He faces one count of 1st degree assault, one count of 2nd degree assault, and one count of malicious destruction.

Jaeger was taken before a District Court Commissioner and was released on a $25,000 bond.

For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org. Be sure to follow the Ocean Pines Association on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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