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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Mahoning County Sheriff's deputies expect to arrest an Ellsworth Township couple accused of assaulting a functionally impaired relative.

The county grand jury handed up a four count indictment against 35-year-old Michael Wymer and 30-year-old Heather Wymer on Thursday.

The husband and wife face charges of assault, domestic violence and failing to provide for a functionally impaired person.

Sheriff's Major Jeffrey Allen identifies the victim as Scott McCrory, who was the subject of a widespread search in July, when he was reported missing from his families North Palmyra Road home.

McCrory was found a few days later at the Eastwood Mall.

McCrory told investigators that he had been struck and ridiculed by his sister Heather and her husband Michael Wymer.

"Imagine that, when you go out there and you take a report, you put in a lot of time and effort with your agency and a very well coordinated search effort to try and get somebody home safely, and it's just shocking when you find out the reason that person took off was because they were being abused at home, and its a shame," said Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene.

A hospital examination of McCrory determined that he had been abused. Major Allen says doctors removed seven BB's from McCrory's skin.

"When he would be bad or they would get upset with him they would shoot him with a BB gun,"explained Greene. "He would get shot with a blow dart gun, and sometimes he would get hit physically."

When 21 News reported on the search for McCrory in July, Heather Wymer appeared on camera making a tearful plea for his return home.

At this time McCrory is being cared for by his biological father.

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