ECSO: Molino Woman Shot At Husband After He Came Home With Divorce Papers

April 19, 2018

A Molino woman was jailed Tuesday after allegedly shooting at her husband several times after he came home with divorce papers, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Wendy Maureen Dennis, 41, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She remained in the Escambia County Jail Wednesday with bond set at $10,000.

Her husband called 911 and stated that his wife had shot a gun at him multiple times before leaving their residence on North Highway 95A and heading toward Molino Road. Responding deputies conducted a felony traffic stop on her vehicle and recovered a .22 caliber rifle that was in plain view on the backseat of the vehicle, according to an arrest report. She was taken into custody without incident.

The husband told deputies that he brought home divorce paperwork to his wife of eight years, and everything was fine as they started to leave their residence to go to the Tax Collector’s office to have the papers notarized. According to the husband’s statement to deputies, she then walked to her car, retrieved the rifle, yelled at him and fired several shots in his direction.

Dennis left the residence as the husband locked himself inside and called 911, according to the arrest report.  The report states the husband said he feared for his life and believed that Dennis was going to shoot him. He was not injured.


7 Responses to “ECSO: Molino Woman Shot At Husband After He Came Home With Divorce Papers”

  1. Praying on April 22nd, 2018 7:53 am

    Retha prayers sent

  2. Deborah Aeppli on April 19th, 2018 12:36 pm

    Retha this is not your fault. I know how much you have worried over her. This has been out of your hands for a long time. I know you did so much for her to get help and she didn’t want help. Perhaps this is her wakeup call and she will get the help she needs. My prayers are with you.

  3. Stephanie on April 19th, 2018 9:26 am

    How sad.

  4. Nana of 16 on April 19th, 2018 9:23 am


    I am praying for your daughter and for YOU. As a mother I understand your anguish, maybe she can get that help now.

    Put it in God’s hands, pray, pray, pray….he will hear you.

  5. retha on April 19th, 2018 8:38 am

    thats my daughter and i pray she gets the help she needs.shes had problems for along time and i pray for her everyday.if it was your daughter you would feel the same matter what your kids do in life you will still love them.dont know what happen to her that wasnt just the divorce papers either.its alot of problems.all i want is for her to get help.

  6. tg on April 19th, 2018 7:28 am

    Its a done deal now.

  7. Grand Locust on April 19th, 2018 5:00 am

    I guess the divorce is a done deal.

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