A Virginia man was slapped with assault charges after his missing wife turned up safe and sound in an area Hotel this Friday.
It was quite the week for Henrico, Virginia man Mark Ditto, who will face assault charges after a four-day search for his missing wife, Connie. According to a report from CBS, Mark Ditto reached out to members of his community before he was taken into custody by Henrico Police.
Ditto reportedly received a worrisome text message from his wife on Tuesday evening and didn’t hear from her again, so he asked for help from the community to look for her. According to police, a license plate reader identified her car as she drove through Innsbrook, indicating that she had not been harmed.
Officers discovered Connie Ditto at the Extended Stay America Hotel, safe and sound. What appeared to be a closed case took an intriguing turn as the facts started to come out.
Connie took out a protective order against her husband while she was supposedly hiding for the past week after an alleged assault on Tuesday. Mark Ditto has not made any public statement yet, but he indicated to sources the allegations made by his wife are entirely untrue, a sentiment echoed by the couple’s daughters.
Mark states the allegations arise from an incident last Thursday night, when he and his daughters struggled to get a hold of Connie’s keys after she had been drinking.
According to Mark, “I’m totally floored. We as a family are very happy Connie was found unharmed. I’m very sad and sorry for her apparent health problems. I’m very disappointed by what she’s put her family through and all the people across the country who supported her search.”