Foxboro inspector faces attempted murder charge
NORWOOD, Mass. (WHDH) -- A Foxboro city inspector is facing charges after a fight with his ex-wife over Memorial Day weekend.
Foxboro’s wiring inspector and master electrician Glenn Saltis, 49, allegedly attacked his ex-wife, Julie Saltis, in the home they used to share together.
Glenn Saltis was arraigned Tuesday in his hospital bed. He was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, mayhem, assault to murder, and aggravated assault and battery.
Glenn Saltis allegedly attacked Julie Saltis with his fists and metal shelving that was ripped from the wall of the master bedroom of the Church Street home. The arrest report says Julie Saltis was covered in blood from her head to her feet and told their 20-year-old son “look what your father did to me”.
Julie Saltis had a laceration on the side of her head. Police said she drove her own vehicle from the crime scene to her apartment.
Police said Glenn Saltis had waded into a reservoir behind his house. Police borrowed a canoe to rescue him. Glenn Saltis was suffering from hypothermia and claimed he didn’t remember how he got in the water. He also said he didn’t remember hitting his ex-wife.
“This is just such a tragic, awful thing to have happen,” said Pat McCallum, the victim’s relative.
Police found wounds on Glenn Saltis’ hands and at least four shallow lacerations to his left wrist and forearm.
Police seized over $12,000 cash from the Saltis’ home.
A neighbor said he was concerned something like this might happen because Glenn Saltis was very upset over the couple’s divorce.
“She was just beginning to get the chance to really move on with her life, so this is a very sad thing for all of us,” said McCallum.
Glenn and Julie Saltis remain hospitalized. When Glenn Saltis is released from the hospital he will be held without bail.