Gordon County man sentenced to life without parole for murder

November 4, 2021–11:58 a.m.

STAFF REPORTS

A Gordon County man has been sentenced to life without parole plus 130 years and 24 months in the murder of his wife more than two years ago.

Dwight Juliuse Jones shot and killed Krystal Lynne Jones during a standoff with Gordon County Sheriff’s Deputies on September 12, 2019, at the couple’s home on Mount Zion Road in Resaca.

He also shot at responding deputies, who then returned fire, striking him at least once.

He finally surrendered to authorities after several hours.

Jones was found guilty in September on all 23 counts related to the crime.

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