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,