Warren County man accused of killing his wife - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Warren County man accused of killing his wife

WARREN COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - A Warren County man is behind bars after deputies said he killed his wife. 

John Jacobs was arrested Saturday and charged with murder in the death of his wife, Harriette Jacobs, at their home off Golden Creek Circle. 

It's a very uncommon situation for Warren County.

“It's the first (murder) in the county in about seven years,” said Chief Deputy Sammy Purvis of the Warren County Sheriff's Office.

Friday afternoon, Warren County deputies received a call from John Jacobs stating that his wife, Harriette Jacobs, had killed herself in their home.

“Upon arrival we arrived to the scene and saw that Mrs. Jacobs was indeed deceased,” Purvis said.

Later, two crime scene specialists and three agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrived at scene. Processing the crime scene and interviewing John Jacobs throughout the night.

Saturday morning, Mr. Jacobs was arrested and transported to the McDuffie County jail, charged with murder. He has his first appearance in court on Monday morning.

But concerns are now raised about the couple's history.

“There was one call back in August,” Purvis said.

In August, deputies responded to a domestic violence call between the couple. It was settled with mediation.

"Domestic violence doesn't have a face or a name; it's anybody," Alexis Foust, outreach coordinator of SafeHomes said.

Over the past few months, the CSRA has seen similar situations, with domestic violence being the root of them all. But there is a way for folks to get out of this situation, before it's too late.

“It may be frustrating at first when you talk to someone that are in a domestic violence situation," Foust said. "So, it's very important to be a good listener and to try and give them different options, and SafeHomes is a great option.”

There is no further information on the case right now. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.

For more information on how to assist someone that is going through domestic violence, visit.

Copyright 2014 WFXG. All rights reserved.
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

    Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

    Sunday, June 17 2018 8:59 AM EDT2018-06-17 12:59:32 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 3:40 AM EDT2018-06-18 07:40:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez). Dustin Johnson misses a putt on the 18th green during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez). Dustin Johnson misses a putt on the 18th green during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y.
    The toughest test at US Open is getting Shinnecock Hills in the right condition for a memorable final round.More >>
    The toughest test at US Open is getting Shinnecock Hills in the right condition for a memorable final round.More >>
  • Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

    Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-06-16 16:19:01 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 3:31 AM EDT2018-06-18 07:31:36 GMT

    Some private investigators and genealogy experts want to use the same DNA-tracking system that identified the suspected Golden State Killer to solve decades-old murder and missing-person cases.

    More >>

    Some private investigators and genealogy experts want to use the same DNA-tracking system that identified the suspected Golden State Killer to solve decades-old murder and missing-person cases.

    More >>
  • Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

    Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:29 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:29:54 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 3:31 AM EDT2018-06-18 07:31:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is ex...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is ex...
    Special counsel examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton.More >>
    Special counsel examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton.More >>
Powered by Frankly