Woodville man faces murder charge after allegedly shooting his wife

Murder investigation underway in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - A Jackson County man was arrested for the murder of his wife on April 21.

Investigators with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office believe 28-year-old James Guffey shot 25-year-old Rose Ann Marie Guffey with a high-powered rifle.

The shooting happened at the couple’s home on Tuesday night. Guffey was booked into the jail shortly before 4 a.m.

”It’s been relatively slow for a while,” said Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips. “We’ve had some thieving and that kind of thing going on but nothing like this,” said Phillips.

The shooting happened a home on County Road 17 in the Skyline Community. Sheriff Phillips says they have never been called to this home before.

“Our system will tell you when you out in that address if you’ve been there before, and we didn’t see anything,” Phillips explained.

Sheriff Philips says this shooting is a tragedy.

“And the pandemic doesn’t help us any. Everybody has been cooped up in the house and whatever and they can’t get out and do a lot. But I guess now that people are getting out I don’t know if that affects them or not or how it affects them, but I hope it don’t happen again.”

Guffey’s bond is set at $250,000.

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