WOOTEN, Ky (WYMT) - "Help...please...anyone".
That is the desperate plea Susann Stacy made when she posted a picture of herself, bloody and bruised, on Facebook Monday night. Sam Mullins was the Leslie County Sheriff's Deputy that responded to her call from help. He said when he arrived at the Coon Creek Road home, he knew immediately something was not right.
"Several lacerations to the head, they appeared to be bad but we really could not tell at the time, you know. Her hair was matted to her and the blood," said Mullins.
WYMT spoke with Susanne on Tuesday at her home, but she did not want to go on camera given what she had been through. However she told us that when her husband left her with no way to call for help, she picked up her cell phone, took a picture and posted it to Facebook.
"A lot of people depend on wifi. They have these smart phones, computers. They do not have the land lines but they do have internet," said Mullins.
He added that Donnie Stacy hit his wife repeatedly with a gun following a fight. Sheriff's deputies found the loaded weapon later in the yard by their son's tire swing.
"People are low on money due to the holidays and you throw in where these miners and people are laid off from their jobs and stuff that just adds more stress to these families and they tend to fight," said Mullins.
It is a problem he worries will only get worse.
"This is just an example of what is to come I think," said Mullins.
Stacy faces assault charges at the Leslie County Detention Center. Susann Stacy told WYMT she plans to file for an emergency protective order against her husband.