A man accused of fatally shooting his wife outside an Augusta nursing home was captured at a Texas airport, authorities said Thursday.
Richard Lyle Timmons, 29, was apprehended in Fort Worth with help from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said.
Authorities had been looking for him since Friday, when he allegedly shot and killed 34-year-old Jazna O. Timmons outside the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home where she worked.
She had filed for divorce and was in fear of Timmons, according to a petition obtained by the Augusta Chronicle. The petition was filed earlier this month.
In the petition, Jazna Timmons said her husband is bipolar and suffers from depression and post traumatic stress disorder, the Chronicle reported. However, she said he wouldn’t to take his medication or go to counseling.
Timmons faces charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, officials said.
Jazna Timmons was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said.