Risner was transported to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, then to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. She no longer is a patient there, according to hospital officials.
On Aug. 14, as a Middletown police officer was on patrol about 3:10 p.m. the officer saw a man leave a house in the 3800 block of Central Avenue. As the officer passed, the man called out “hey,” and he stopped.
Risner, 42, was found upstairs semi-conscious with facial injuries. McDonald said Risner said she was beaten with an object and used a knife to protect herself. Speaks was not injured, according to police.
Maj. Scott Reeve said Risner took Speaks in as a favor for a friend. When she wanted him to leave, he allegedly became upset and got physical, police said.
Joshua Speaks was charged with felonious assault and his charge was sent to a Butler County grand jury. MIDDLETOWN DIVISION OF POLICE