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Man stabs himself in chilling domestic violence incident in York Co.

Updated: Wednesday, September 11 2013, 10:21 PM CDT
Reported by: Kyle Rogers

LOGANVILLE -- A husband and wife were rushed to the hospital Tuesday night after a fight over infidelity turned bloody. 

Police say a man stabbed himself multiple times to make it look like his wife had attacked him, but from what police have been able to deduce, that's not the case.

The chilling case of domestic violence started as a verbal fight, then quickly spilled over into a nearby yard, and ended up with children traumatized as their children were flown to hospitals.

Neighbors say not much happens along Dear Road, until last night, when a fight turned into rage in Fawn Township.

Police documents say Anthony Sproul and his wife, Amy, were fighting. Their kids told police their father dropped expletive-laden epithets at their mother, screaming, "How dare you cheat on me?... I'll [expletive deleted] kill you!" as he was choking her.

When things were heating up, the kids ran to get help. They went next door, where their neighbor called 911.

When police arrived on-scene, an officer said Sproul stumbled toward them and collapsed across the street from the home. Police say he stabbed himself in an effort to make it look like his wife had started the altercation.

Meanwhile, inside the home, his wife had been knocked unconscious, choked, pushed down a flight of stairs, and repeatedly beaten.

At one point, she told police, her husband dragged her and slammed her on the concrete.

Neighbors say the family of five moved to this small town not too long ago from out of state. 

Anthony Sproul faces several charges, including aggravated assault, simple assault, and violating a protection from abuse order out of North Carolina.
Amy Sproul is listed in fair condition at Hershey Medical Center. Anthony Sproul is behind bars in York County.Man stabs himself in chilling domestic violence incident in York Co.

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