Arkansas man amputates his leg in entrance of 5-year-old daughter, officers say

An Arkansas man amputated his proper leg with a noticed final month in entrance of his 5-year-old daughter, in accordance with courtroom data filed final week.

Shannon Cox, 48, is dealing with a felony cost of endangering the welfare of a minor, in accordance with a possible trigger affidavit.

On Aug. 2, a corporal with the Boone County Sheriff’s Workplace discovered a unadorned Cox, who was “lacking a portion of his proper leg,” on the bottom in entrance of a residence, the affidavit stated.

When the officer requested Cox what brought about the damage, he stated a “chop noticed,” in accordance with the affidavit.

Cox was airlifted to a hospital, the affidavit stated.

His daughter, who was not recognized, informed officers that “she was current when her dad lower his personal leg off,” the doc signifies.

The kid “nonetheless appeared to be in some state of shock” in the course of the interview with regulation enforcement officers that passed off at a baby’s advocacy middle, the affidavit stated.

It was unclear Friday afternoon if Cox had retained an legal professional. His kin weren’t reached for remark.

The affidavit additionally stated Cox’s spouse, Sandy, spoke to an investigator on the sheriff’s workplace. She stated her husband had been “appearing odd” earlier than the incident.

“Sandy stated he was telling her that he was Jesus Christ and that she wanted to get proper with the lord,” the affidavit stated. “Sandy stated he then grew to become violent towards her and stated he was Devil. He informed Sandy that he was going to twist her head off and continued to make verbal threats.”

Sandy Cox, 30, informed an investigator she left the house the evening earlier than however didn’t take her daughter. She was afraid her husband would kill her however stated she “wasn’t anxious about her daughter,” in accordance with the affidavit.

She was unable to be reached Friday.

Sandy Cox was additionally charged with endangering the welfare of a kid, courtroom data present.

NBC affiliate KARK of Little Rock reported the choose within the case issued a no-contact order to Shannon Cox for the kid and his spouse.

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