A Chillicothe mother and her son have been charged with felonious assault.
A badly beaten 19-year-old woman was taken to a Columbus hospital for her injuries, Monday. Chillicothe Police responded to a Western Avenue location at 9:24pm on a report of an assault and found the woman with bruised and swollen eyes, a bloody nose, blood in her hair, a blood-soaked shirt and sweats, and numerous cuts and scratches on her body. She was not wearing shoes and could not stand or walk without help, according to the police report.
The victim said her live-in boyfriend, 26-year-old Joshua Gossman, and his mother, 47-year-old Wanda Spencer, had been assaulting her -- punching, kicking, and dragging her -- for the past two days at their home.
She was taken to Adena hospital and then later transported to OSU hospital due to a brain bleed.
The victim said she believed she might have had a miscarriage after being assaulted; a pregnancy test administered to the victim came back negative.
On Friday, the victim had been arrested for a bench warrant on Friday when authorities found Gossman chasing her through an alley. Gossman told authorities he was chasing her because she was pregnant and using drugs. The victim had a black eye at that time, but she would not tell the officer how she received the bruise.
While both Gossman and Spencer initially denied they were involved in the assault, Spencer said Gossman had beaten the victim unconscious, and she feared for the victim's life. Gossman said Spencer assaulted the victim.
Gossman and Spencer, both of Chillicothe, have been arrested and charged with felonious assault.