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Authorities: Wife whacked husband with frying pan

Posted August 18, 2009

— An Enfield woman was being held in jail without bond Tuesday after Halifax County authorities said she beat her husband over the head with a frying pan.

Deputies responded to an assault call Friday morning on the 5000 block of Justice Branch Road and found paramedics treating James Lewis, 85, for head injuries. Lt. Stevie Salmon of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office determined that Lewis and his wife, Rosie Lee Lewis,  71, had argued over what she had cooked for breakfast.

The couple continued to bicker as Rosie Lewis cooked another meal, Salmon said, and the argument escalated to the point that James Lewis raised his cane as if he were ready to hit his wife. Rosie Lewis then hit him on the head several times with an iron frying pan, knocking him to the ground, Salmon said.

Rosie Lewis was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, and authorities said she was being held without bond because the charge stemmed from a domestic dispute.

James Lewis was taken to Halifax Regional Medical Center, where he received 50 stitches to close his head wounds, Salmon said.


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  • Lady Renee Aug 21, 2009

    Thank so much, mrsmom for the compliment!

  • Lady Renee Aug 21, 2009

    I hope Rosie Lee's out of the slammer by now!

  • Professor Aug 20, 2009

    Someone should go her bond. She is too old to be in jail at the cost of the tax payers.

  • jet2rdu Aug 20, 2009

    Husbands words as he was being put onto bed in Emergency room :

    "I should have had a V8"

  • Professor Aug 20, 2009

    Where are her children in all of this?

  • MissJoCo88 Aug 20, 2009

    she tagged that tater! I bet he will be eating his breakfast with a smile from now on!

  • Professor Aug 20, 2009

    My vote for best comment goes to Lady Renee

    My comments was very good. Reread before choosing. Thank you. :)

  • mrsmom Aug 20, 2009

    My vote for best comment goes to Lady Renee

    "Cast iron skillet sales are on the rise since Tuesday morning.....We should all run out and get a skillet or two before the laws change - requiring permits, background checks and 3-day waiting periods."

  • Professor Aug 20, 2009

    but if the situation was reversed and a MAN hit the GranMA over the head ya'll would be strokin' OUT!

    I am on the grandmother side. He was wrong and has done this before. She just snapped this time. Tired of it. Men if I were you, I would be good.

  • Professor Aug 20, 2009

    Well you can grind this story in the ground, but the attorney and the realtor husband story is gone. Why?