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KTLO: Boone County man cuts off own leg while daughter at home

Mountain Home radio outlet KTLO is reporting a Boone County couple was arrested after the husband reportedly amputated his own leg in front of his daughter while the child’s mother apparently went to a friend’s residence.

KTLO says Shannon Cox, 48, and Sandy Cox, 30, are both charged with a felony count of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

The arrest affidavit said a deputy located a nude male lying in front of a residence on Aug. 2, missing a portion of his leg due to an injury caused by a “chop saw.” The deputy reported finding blood splatter on a saw, wall, and floor. The KTLO report noted a child was present during the incident.

The station said Shannon’s wife, Sandy, was later interviewed by authorities. Sandy Cox claimed her husband had been acting odd before allegedly acting in a more violent manner and claiming he was both “Jesus Christ” and “Satan.”

Sandy Cox claimed she stayed at a friend’s residence because she was afraid Shannon Cox would kill her, KTLO’s report said.

When asked why she didn’t take the child with her, she reportedly stated she wasn’t worried about her daughter, according to KTLO.

Shannon and Sandy Cox have both been released on a bond of $10,000.

To read the full story from KTLO, click here.


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