Local News
Thursday, 18 July 2019 06:24

Wheelchair Bound Wife Attacked

Joseph Mark Espenship, 61, was arrested by sheriff’s office deputies at about 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019.  Dispatchers received a 911 call stating that a 66-year-old woman had been attacked by her husband and badly hurt,

At tje residence on Walnut Mill Landing in north Forsyth County, first responders found a wheelchairbound woman with serious injuries to her face.  The woman told investigators that as she lay in bed, Espenship, who is her husband, allegedly began punching her in the face with a closed fist, breaking her nose,  

It is  believed that that Espenship was “excessively” intoxicated during the incident.

The woman was transported from to a local hospital where her condition is unknown.

Espenship has been charged with two felonies, aggravated battery and cruelty to a person 65 years or older.

Espenship has been booked into the Forsyth County Jail and is currently being held under no bond.