A man was arrested Thursday in Volusia County on suspicion of donning a mask, faking a home invasion and slashing his wife's face because he was upset that she was supposedly cheating on him.
Timorthy Hunter, 29, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery and destroying or tampering with physical evidence.
According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, the 27-year-old woman was home with two children -- both 3 years old -- around 10:30 p.m. after her husband went to a store and took their baby with him.
The woman said a masked man came into her room, pushed her off the bed and began slashing her with a sharp metal object while demanding money, according to deputies. The intruder then bolted out the back door of the house, deputies said.
Seconds later, the Hunter emerged at the front door, seemingly unaware that his wife had been attacked, said deputies.
Hunter initially said he spotted someone crouching down on the side of the house as he returned from the store and when he went to investigate, the person ran off, possibly with another culprit.
Hunter said he grabbed a stick and chased the attackers, according to deputies.
During questioning, however, Hunter confessed to attacking his wife, saying he was mad at her for supposedly cheating on him, said deputies. He said he wanted to scare his wife but his anger got the best of him and he used a piece of metal to cut his wife, the Sheriff's Office said.
The woman was expected to be OK, said deputies, who added that her children were not injured.
Hunter was booked in to the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach and was being held on no bond.
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