A couple is facing charges after investigators said a man cut off his own leg in front of his young child.
In an arrest affidavit obtained by KARK, Boone County sheriff’s deputies arrived at a home to find a man lying in front of the residence naked and missing part of his leg. The man, identified as Shannon Cox, said his leg had been removed with a “chop saw,” and deputies said that a trail of blood led to a large saw and the detached limb.
When deputies interviewed Cox’s wife, Sandy, she said that her husband had made odd statements the day before, saying that “he was Jesus Christ” and saying she “needed to get right with the lord,” KARK reported. Sandy also told deputies that her husband became violent and claimed to be Satan.