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Ex-wife of man wanted for domestic violence and arson: 'I didn’t care anymore if I lived or died'

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Crystal Hayden-Mobley & Chad Vittitow Crystal Hayden-Mobley & Chad Vittitow
Chad Vittitow Chad Vittitow
Sherry Vittitow Sherry Vittitow

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Married for about a decade, Sherry and Chad Vittitow share two children. Still though, she doesn’t hesitate to call him “a monster.”

“I didn’t care anymore if I lived or died," Sherry said. "I had no life."

During their relationship, Sherry says she endured both physical and mental abuse.

One example from March 2011 is outlined in an arrest report from Louisville, but Sherry says she remembers every detail.

“He came to my work and told me my child had been hit by a car, which is also his child,” Sherry said. “I get in the car with him, and I look down. It’s not even 3:30 yet, so my son hadn’t gotten out of school.”

The paperwork indicates Chad “threw the victim’s phone from the vehicle to prevent her from calling for help.” When they got to their apartment, Sherry “took one of her children” and left to get the other from school.

Despite Chad trying to get her back into the car, she refused.

“About that time, I look up and here comes [Chad] flying at us through the yard and the only thing that kept him from hitting us was the sewer, the drainage ditch,” she said.

Chad pleaded guilty to two counts of wanton endangerment. He was sentenced to two years in prison.

Shepherdsville Police issued a warrant Tuesday for the 38-year-old’s arrest in connection with a brutal attack on his girlfriend, Crystal Hayden-Mobley, that left her unconscious. He’s accused of beating Hayden-Mobley then trying to set fire to her home.

He will be charged with attempted murder and attempted arson.

“If Crystal makes him mad enough about trying to prosecute him or anything, he will hurt her again,” Sherry said.

Anyone with information on Vittitow’s whereabouts can call the Shepherdsville Police Department at (502) 921-1000.

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