Husband charged with attacking wife with ax

August 28, 2018

A Kosciusko County woman is in serious condition at a Fort Wayne hospital after a fight with her husband turned violent, the county sheriff’s department said today.

About 6:15 p.m. Monday, deputies were called to 3932 W. Old Road 30 in Warsaw on a call about a man attacking his wife with an ax, the sheriff’s department said in a statement.

The wife, Sandy Waithira, 33 of Warsaw, was seriously injured in the fight and was airlifted to Lutheran Hospital, the statement said.

Joseph Waithira, 37, also of Warsaw, was treated for minor injuries, police said, then booked into the county jail on a preliminary charge of battery causing serious bodily injury.



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