RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — A Jackson County man has been indicted on two separate charges in connection with a high-profile torture case.
A grand jury indicted Peter Lizon on three counts of malicious wounding and three counts of domestic battery.
Lizon is accused of keeping his wife Stephanie Lizon chained up for ten years on their Jackson County farm.
Lizon is also accused of burning her with a frying pan and crushing her feet with a piece of farm equipment.
According to police, Stephanie Lizon allegedly escaped from her husband and ran to a women’s shelter in Parkersburg where she reportedly told someone else staying at the shelter that her husband was responsible for her injuries. That individual then went to the police with Stephanie Lizon’s story.
Stephanie Lizon later testified at a preliminary hearing that she was never abused by her husband and that the injuries she had were all accidental. Peter Lizon denies the abuse ever happened as well.