A Jackson County couple that made international headlines last year after it was alleged the husband brutally tortured his wife for years are now both behind bars.
Stephanie Lizon, 43, and Peter Lizon, 39, were arrested at their farm on Miller Hollow Road Monday morning after Jackson sheriff's deputies received information that their 2-year-old son was in the home with them, despite Stephanie's parents having permanent custody of the child.
Stephanie was charged with felony child concealment while Peter was charged with obstruction.
When they were arrested, Peter was out of jail on bond for a malicious wounding charge filed last July when allegations arose that he had tortured and held Stephanie captive in their home for 10 years. He has yet to be indicted by a grand jury on that charge.
A woman told authorities last summer that Stephanie had told her Peter kept her in chains and struck her with a frying pan. She also said Stephanie told her Peter struck her once while she was pregnant and caused her to miscarry.
Stephanie vehemently denied those claims in her testimony during a preliminary hearing and in interviews with the Daily Mail.
She said her husband never abused her and she lost her baby after a 2009 ATV crash. Peter dug the child's grave in the Lizon Family Cemetery, established on their property in the child's honor.
Shortly after Peter's arrest, she and her son went to Virginia to live with her parents, Thomas and Kathleen Hofeller, she said. The Hofellers were awarded permanent custody of the boy in December, according to a complaint filed in Jackson County Magistrate Court.