Man charged after allegedly driving truck through home

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 29, 2005

WATERLOO - An Oak Hill man is behind bars today after allegedly driving his wrecker truck through a woman's mobile home and later assaulting her.

The woman was not at the mobile home when the incident occurred.

Bobby Joe Cox, 40, is charged with domestic violence, criminal damaging and burglary. He reportedly turned himself into sheriff's deputies Tuesday morning.

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According to a Lawrence County Sheriff's report, Cox had a verbal dispute with the woman at another residence, left her, went to her mobile home and severely damaged it.

"All units (deputies) observed damage to

the trailer where a vehicle or large object had ran through the front door," deputy Julia Jones stated in the report.

" … All windows in the trailer were broken as well as the television, photos and glass objects."

Afterward, Cox allegedly used a baseball bat to damage the woman's automobile and then located her at a friend's residence and assaulted her. The report stated another individual had to pull Cox off his victim.

The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries to her abdomen and nose. Cox is scheduled to appear in Ironton Municipal Court Thursday morning for arraignment. He remained in jail today.