Ensley Man Shoots His Wife Of 45 Years
June 26, 2012
A Escambia County man is charged with shooting his wife of 45 years Monday night in Ensley.
Jerry Marvin Wallace, 64, was charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon and booked in to the Escambia County Jail without bond after the incident about 10:30 p.m. on St. Christopher Road, just west of Highway 29 and north of 9½ Mile Road.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found Wallace outside in swing on the porch of the couple’s home when they responded to the report of a shooting victim. Inside, they found his wife, whose name has not been released, on the couch barely conscious and suffering from a gunshot wound. She told deputies that she and Wallace had been arguing all day and that he had threatened to kill her.
Wallace admitted to deputies that he had shot his wife after an argument in which he threatened to kill her. Investigators recovered a revolver with one spent cartridge.
The wife was transported to a Pensacola hospital. Her condition has not been released.