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Blake Seylhouwer with his wife, Misty, and daughters Abby, 3, and Peyton, 10 months, in April, outside their house in Madeira, Ohio. / Leigh Taylor, The Cincinnati Enquirer

CINCINNATI -- The wife of a local radio show host charged with shooting at her filed for divorce this week.

Misty Seylhouwer filed for divorce Wednesday from Blake Seylhouwer, the former host of 55KRC Radio The Talk Station in Cincinnati.

The papers accuse him of adultery, extreme cruelty and gross neglect of duty.

She asked for custody of their two daughters, 4 and 1, and a total of $7,500 in monthly spousal and child support.

The 27-year-old woman was treated and released from University Hospital after Madeira police say Blake Seylhouwer, 37, shot at her with a rifle in their driveway on Aug. 12.

She has since "fled" the area for her own safety and the safety of her children, court records show.

The couple argued in the days leading up to the shooting, and she was throwing her husband out when he allegedly shot at her, police have said.

Madeira Police Chief Frank Maupin said Blake Seylhouwer waited until his wife turned her back after she brought out his clothes and prescription medication before he purposely fired a shot in her direction in their driveway.

The bullet went into the concrete driveway, blowing a half-dollar size chunk out of the concrete.

Shrapnel from the bullet and pieces of concrete hit her in the leg, side and head. Contrary to initial dispatches, she was not struck in the chest, Maupin said

Their children were inside the house at the time and weren't hurt in the incident.

Blake Seylhouwer told authorities the gun accidentally went off, but police were not convinced. His wife also disputed that version and begged police to keep him away from her.

He was arrested and charged with felonious assault and domestic violence. He has pleaded not guilty, and his bond was set $500,000. His father posted 10 percent of the bond, or $50,000, on Aug. 15 and Seylhouwer was released on Aug. 19.

He is under a court order to stay away from his wife and children and to surrender all weapons. He also is on house arrest under an electronic ankle monitoring system.

Seylhouwer was indicted earlier this week and faces up to 11 years in prison.

He was scheduled to face a Hamilton County Common Pleas judge at 8:30 a.m. Friday, but a judge announced Friday morning that he waived his appearance at arraignments; he will return to court in September.

Blake Seylhouwer's LinkedIn page says he is the president and owner of a local commercial cleaning franchising business, Jani-King, and is president of a private commercial real-estate investment firm.



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