He said he was Jesus, his wife got scared and left the house without the 5-year-old
An Arkansas couple has been arrested after the man amputated his leg in front of their 5-year-old daughter.
The couple is charged with first-degree felony endangerment of a minor.
According to official documents filed in Boone County court, and cited by People, 48-year-old Shannon Cox was arrested not long ago after he sawed off his own leg in front of his 5-year-old daughter.
The girl’s mother, 30-year-old Sandy Cox ran away and left her home alone with him.
On Tuesday, August 2nd, Boone County police officers responded to a call about an incident involving a man who had his leg amputated.
When they arrived at the house, they found Cox lying outside the house naked without a leg. He was rushed to the hospital.
His wife Sandy was not home at the time but told police later that her husband had been acting strangely throughout the day. She insisted that he did not touch her and that the abuse she received was only verbal.
“Sandy said he was saying he was Jesus and she should go meet the Lord. According to her, he then became more violent towards her and said he was Satan. He told Sandy he was going to cut her head off and continued to make verbal threats against her,” according to the police report.
Around 8:15 p.m. Sandy left home because she was afraid her husband would kill her and went to stay with a friend, leaving their 5-year-old daughter with him.
“When I asked Sandy why she didn’t take her daughter with her, she said she was afraid Shannon would kill her but she wasn’t worried about her daughter,” the documents state.
Their daughter, during her testimony, confirmed that she was present when her father amputated his leg with a saw. He appeared to still be in shock and it was recommended that the child undergo special psychological support.
Shannon and Sandy Cox were released on $10,000 bond and will appear in court in mid-October, according to KRON 4.
With information from People