CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man accused of killing his wife was arrested Monday after he was found hiding in a house.
Jimmy Brian Blackmon of Rockmart was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Carrollton after a weeklong search, news outlets reported.
Police in Polk County had charged Blackmon with murder in the shooting death of his wife, 36-year-old Ginger Blackmon. Family members have said they believe Jimmy Blackmon shot his wife during an argument. She was found unconscious at the family's Rockmart home on Oct. 18 and died before she could be taken to a hospital.
Jimmy Blackmon's truck was found abandoned at a Walmart in Rome hours later. Investigators later concluded that the man had been picked up by his son from a previous marriage, 21-year-old Corey Brian Blackmon, and dropped off elsewhere in Floyd County. Police charged the son with obstructing law enforcement officers, saying he initially lied about his father's whereabouts.
Authorities searched the area in Floyd County where Blackmon was dropped off and later almost caught him near the couple's home in Rockmart. Blackmon ran into the woods and eluded searchers.