NWGA Scanner | October 27th, 2022

Walker County Sheriff’s Office searching for man who shot wife during violent domestic in Villanow Thursday

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Steve Wilson confirmed that GSP aviation is assisting deputies in searching for a domestic violence suspect in Villanow in the Highway 136 and Lower Mill Creek Road area. The sheriff said a John Robert Wells, 49, of 14245 East Hwy 136 LaFayette, shot his wife in the back Thursday around 7:10 AM, after an argument turned extremely violent. John is 5 foot 8 inches tall and 170lbs. The Walker County Sheriff’s Office and GSP aviation is still searching for the wanted fugitive in the Villanow community. John is considered armed and very dangerous. He is wanted on aggravated assault family violence charges. If you see John Wells do not approach him and call Walker County Dispatch at 911 or 706-375-7810.