Deputies: Woman shot by ex-husband in Fayette County
FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. - Fayette County deputies have charged 58-year-old George Timmons with aggravated assault in the shooting of his ex-wife Wednesday. It had been a tense night for law enforcement and residents of the Westbridge subdivision as Timmons eluded law enforcement Wednesday night.
Sheriff Barry Babb tells FOX 5 deputies had evicted Timmons from the house on Covered Bridge Way Wednesday morning. He’d apparently been living there without power and the house had been in foreclosure for some time. Later Wednesday, his ex-wife called deputies because she had been given permission to remove her belonging from the house. The Sheriff said a deputy was on his way to meet her and provide protection for her visit when she pulled into the driveway to find her ex-husband had returned.
“He came from behind the house and opened fire on the victim striking her two times,” Babb said.
Crime scene photos provided to FOX 5 show the car the victim was a passenger in with bullet holes in the window.
“She is in stable condition and will have to have surgery to remove one of the bullets that is lodged in her body,” Babb said.
Timmons escaped on a bicycle and eluded a law enforcement manhunt during the night. Deputies were escorting school buses in the area Thursday morning. He was apparently not far from the house when a deputy took him into custody.