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Man attacks wife with meat hook

A Shepherd man is in the Isabella County Jail on attempted murder, assault and domestic violence charges after he allegedly attacked his wife with a meat hook Monday.

Reportedly William Clarence Wilfong, 37, had been served with divorce papers and then learned that he and his wife Tricia were also being evicted from their East Pleasant Valley Road home.

He allegedly followed and attacked his wife after she went next door to her parents’ home, hitting her in the head with the hook and causing skull fractures.

She escaped from her husband and drove to her grandmother’s home and was then taken to McLaren Central Michigan Hospital in Mt. Pleasant by her grandmother, where hospital officials contacted the police. She was later transferred to Covenant Hospital in Saginaw with skull fractures.

Wilfong was arraigned Tuesday in front of Isabella Trial Court Judge William R. Rush on six charges including attempted murder, punishable by up to life in prison; assault with intent to commit harm less than murder, punishable by up to ten years; unlawful imprisonment, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison; possession of a weapon with unlawful intent, a felony punishable by up  to five years; felonious assault, a felony punishable by up to four years and with misdemeanor charges of domestic violence, punishable by up to 93 days in jail.

He is being held in lieu of a $600,000 cash/surety bond.