Jackson County man charged with murder after deputies say he shot his wife


JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A Woodville man was arrested early Wednesday morning after the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says he shot and killed his wife.

Deputies say they were called to a shooting on County Road 17 around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, Sheriff Chuck Phillips says they found 25-year-old Rose Ann Marie Guffey dead.

He says she had two young children.

Phillips told News 19 they believe she was shot and killed by her husband James Keith Guffey, 28.

Guffey was arrested and charged with Murder, according to reports.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is still in the preliminary stages of the investigation, so he would not say what evidence deputies were collecting at the scene Wednesday morning or who called 911.

“We have definitely been relatively slow for a while., had some thieving and that kind of stuff going on but nothing like this,” said Phillips.

Phillips also told News 19 that there was a shooting earlier Tuesday evening on County Road 83 in Pisgah where two people were hurt.

He says Jacob Allen Garrett was arrested on two charges of domestic violence assault for shooting and injuring his parents during a struggle over a gun during an alleged suicide attempt.

While it seems there’s an uptick in gun violence across the country, to have two shootings in rural Jackson County in one night is surprising.

“It’s been a long time since really I can remember having two in one day but it’s possible I just probably don’t remember it,” added Phillips. “The pandemic doesn’t help us any. everybody has been cooped up in the house or whatever and can’t get out and do a lot and I guess now that people are getting out, I don’t know if that affects people or not, how it affects them, but I hope it don’t happen again.”

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