Louisa County man charged with malicious wounding of Staunton woman

Louisa County man charged with malicious wounding of Staunton woman
Joseph M. Ryals (Source: Middle River Regional Jail)

STAUNTON, Va. (WVIR) - A Louisa County man has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding of a Staunton woman on Saturday, Sept. 12.

According to Katie Shifflett with the Staunton Police Department, Joseph M. Ryals, 36, of Louisa, Virginia hit a woman in the face with closed fists. The incident happened outside a home in the 300 block of Monument Drive in Staunton at 6:30 a.m.

The victim went to Augusta Health for treatment of facial fractures.

Ryals was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and served with a protective order.

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