October 28th, 2022 – 1:45 PM
A Walker County man is wanted for shooting his wife Thursday, according to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting happened on the 14000 block of E. Hwy 136 Lafayette, Georgia.
Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson says that John Robert Wells fled into a wooded area as deputies arrived on the scene. A manhunt was underway on Thursday night and Friday looking for Wells.
He is charged with two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the shooting of his wife, and also is facing an outstanding aggravated assault warrant for his arrest in an unrelated incident two weeks ago, according to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.
Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson told WZQZ News on Friday afternoon that Wells’ wife was in the hospital in stable condition.