UPDATE: Leslie County Sheriff Deputy Sam Mullins told CNN the Facebook photo had nothing to do with the woman receiving help. He said a call was made to 911 in which dispatch heard screaming in the background and something about a gun before the line went dead. Later a second call, from the husband, came in. He said he’d beaten his wife and that she needed help, Mullins said. The woman did post a photo of herself on Facebook asking for help, but Mullins said no one called police as a result of the photo.
LESLIE COUNTY, KY (WKYT) – A woman says Facebook helped save her life.
Susann Stacy says her husband left her badly beaten at their Leslie County home. So to get help, she posted an urgent plea on her Facebook page.
Stacy posted a picture of her face with the words, “Help please anyone.”
“Several lacerations to the head. They appeared to be bad but we really couldn’t tell at the time, due to her hair was matted to her, and the blood,” Leslie County Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Mullins said of Stacy’s injuries.
Stacy reported to the Leslie County Sheriff’s Office that her husband heard her in the bathroom on the phone with another man. She says he confronted her, and beat her with a handgun. She said he ripped the phone line out, leaving her with no way to call 911.
To make matters worse, she had no cell reception, but she did have WiFi. So Stacy turned to social media for help.
When deputies arrived, they say Stacy’s husband, Donnie Stacy, had left the house. Deputies soon found him, and arrested him nearby.
Deputies say they later found the handgun used in the attack near a tire swing the couple’s son uses.