BY KIMBALL PERRY - The Cincinnati Enquirer
A West Price Hill man with a history of arrests for beating his wife was in court again today, charged with hitting his wife with a water bottle and candle.
Gerald Wagner, 66, was arrested Saturday and charged with hitting his wife, Theresa Hendrix, in the eye with a plastic water bottle and in the eye with a candle.
Wagner was ordered held on a $2,000 bond.
This is at least the eighth domestic violence arrest for Wagner in which Hendrix was the accuser or victim. Most of those charges were dismissed or ignored by a grand jury, often when Hendrix didn’t show up to testify against him.
Wagner, who was in court today wearing a T-shirt that read “I have multiple personalities and none of them like you” just finished serving a jail sentence Tuesday where he pleaded guilty to domestic violence against Hendrix by throwing a water bottle at her and cutting her nose.
Wagner was arrested for domestic violence against Hendrix in 2006, 2004, 2002 and three times in 2003 but each of those charged were dropped or ignored by a grand jury.In those cases, Wagner was accused of assaulting Hendrix either with lit cigarettes, hitting her in the head with a mug and hitting her on the arm with an ash tray leaving a baseball-sized bruise on her, court records note.
I nominate Mr. Wagner for this week's genius of the week award.