Couple married over 30 years fights, he goes to jail, she goes to hospital

A disturbance between a Stone County couple has led to a felony charge against the husband and medical treatment for his wife.

WhiteRiverNow.com reports Stone County authorities responded to the couple's residence in Fifty-Six last Thursday where they found a female injured on the floor. The woman told authorities she and her husband, 67-year-old Benjamin A. Rand, had been arguing when he pushed her to the floor.

Rand's wife was reportedly transported to an unspecified hospital for treatment, while he was arrested and taken to the Stone County jail.

At the hospital, the woman was found to have suffered a broken bone in her left arm and injuries to her left foot. The court record indicates the woman was sent to surgery, due to the significance of her injuries.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Rand told authorities when the two were arguing his wife "got up in his face and he just held up his hands and her hands touched his and she just flew backwards and broke her arm when she tried to catch herself."

Rand has been charged with a felony count of second-degree domestic battery. His bond was set at $10,000.

Records indicate the couple has been married for more than 30 years.

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