Robert's case will now be heard in New Madrid County.
In addition to trying to cut off her ring finger, Robert, charged with second- and third-degree assault, made threats to kill his girlfriend, according to a probable-cause affidavit. The assault took place Jan. 21 and 22 at the couple's place of residence at 1927 N. Kingshighway.
Lewis also denied a request to eliminate two of Robert's bond conditions, including not being able to ride in the front seat a vehicle and an 8 p.m. curfew.
Lewis instructed Robert's attorney, Gordon Glaus, to address the matter before a judge in New Madrid County.