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Man arrested after alleged abuse, rape

A Hardin county man was arrested Monday after allegedly assaulting his wife on numerous occasions. According to arrest citations and a warrant, the victim told police that the suspect, Jeffery Terry, assaulted her initially on December 6th, causing an open wound on her head, in addition to other instances of physical assault. The victim was picked up that morning by a coworker, who observed the wounds. When the victim returned that night, Terry allegedly held a box cutter to her neck, threatening harm if she went to authorities. The victim alleged that terry continued to assault her in the following days, with the victim being taken to Baptist Health Hardin due to previous injuries on December 10th. While there, she reported sexual assault by terry when she was unconscious, with medical personnel on hand reporting findings consistent with the victim’s rape and sodomy claims. Terry was arrested and charged with multiple offenses, including rape and sodomy 1st degree, as well as assault 2nd and terroristic threatening 3rd. He is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

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