Louisa man arrested for allegedly striking woman Saturday

Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 1:56 PM EDT
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LOUISA, Va. (WHSV) — A Louisa man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly striking a woman in the face with closed fists.

Joseph M. Ryals, 36, of Louisa, Va. allegedly struck a Staunton woman in the face outside of a residence on the 300 block of Monument Drive in Staunton, according to Katie Shifflet with the Staunton Police Department. The incident occurred on Saturday, Sept. 12 at approximately 6:30 a.m.

The victim was taken to Augusta Health for medical treatment for her injuries, which was facial fractures.

Ryals was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and was served with a protective order.

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