MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A man is in the Madison County Metro Jail charged with murder.
Officials are holding Jamie Wayne Parsons, 40, on a $120,000 bond. Deputies booked him into the jail around 1 a.m. Sunday.
“It was shocking because I would never expect this out of Jamie. He never appeared to me to be that kind of person,” said Juanita Neeley, a neighbor who has known Parsons for years.
The Sheriff’s Office has not released many details about the crime itself, including what led up to Parsons’ arrest.
Sgt. Brian Chaffin said Parsons was arrested on Saturday, August 2 following a death investigation at an address on Old Railroad Bed Road in Toney. Neighbors say the victim is Parsons’ wife Vicky, who lived in the home with Parsons and her three daughters, but officials have not confirmed that information.
Neighbors say they never imagined their community would become a crime scene.
“Who would ever think that would happen out here? It’s the type of stuff you hear on TV in big cities, but not in our little community,” said Neeley, who describes the situation as terrifying.
According to court records, Parsons has had several past arrests, ranging from marijuana possession to assault. Records indicate he pleaded guilty to kidnapping, domestic violence and theft of property in 2009.