Jermaine Jones was arrested Wednesday in connection with the stabbing death of his wife.
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Man faces murder charge in wife’s stabbing death in Clayton County

The husband of a woman found “brutally stabbed multiple times” Wednesday night in Clayton County was arrested in connection with her death, the sheriff’s office said.

Jermaine Jones, 30, called 911 and “allegedly said something to the effect that he had just committed a heinous crime,” according to the agency.

Sheriff’s deputies and police officers found Jones’ wife, who has not been identified, at a Springview Drive home in Forest Park with “her neck cut so severely that her head was nearly severed,” the sheriff’s office said Thursday in a statement.

A witness identified Jones as the suspect, officials said. He tried to stop Jones but ended up “fleeing for his life,” according to the statement.

Jones had allegedly fled as well to a location on Holiday Boulevard, where he made the 911 call. Authorities took him into custody at that location without incident. The sheriff’s office said his clothes were bloody.

According to Clayton County court records, Jones was booked on a charge of malice murder. He is expected to go before a judge on Friday for his first appearance.

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Police say the suspect took her to check on her sibling at an elementary school.

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