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Police search for double murder suspect

Timothy Lamar James (Source: Thomas Co. Sheriff) Timothy Lamar James (Source: Thomas Co. Sheriff)

April 24, 2007

Thomasville-- Thomas County investigators are still searching for Timothy Lamar James, the man they say killed his wife and stepson following a domestic dispute at their Thomasville home.

Sheriff's deputies were at the home on Friday while Tammy James gathered her things to leave her husband, Timothy Lamar James.  They believe she and her son were killed when she returned to collect more belongings.

James' truck was found hidden in the woods near his workplace, but he is still on the loose.

Investigators still don't know exactly what led to the murders of a woman and her teenaged son.  Captain John Richards with the Thomas County Sheriff's Office says, "we really don't know what happened.  I mean we've been told by witnesses."

Those witnesses- were the other children of the victim, Tammy Jones.  They were in the home at the time, and apparently saw their mother, and their brother Jamayas shot and killed.

The suspect left the scene immediately after the shooting. By the time police got there, "the mother was in the front yard deceased. . . and the son was inside the house," says Richards.

Yesterday the normally quiet neighborhood was packed with law enforcement and people wondering what was going on.  Today the crowds are gone and its quiet once again, but neighbors are still extremely shocked at what's happened.

"To me it just seemed normal, I never seen them, I've never seen them get angry or never see them say any kind of harsh words to each other," explains Mary Monroe, the family's next door neighbor.

She didn't know them well, but sometimes spoke with them. She says as far as she knew, they were a nice, friendly couple.  "They had dogs over there and I love dogs so we'd say something about the dogs," Monroe says.

Tuesday the humane society came to pick up those pets and take them to be cared for. Family members of the victims came to pick up clothes. The victim's other children are staying with family as they try to understand how this could have happened.

Timothy James was charged with cruelty to children against the victim Jamayas Wyche, back in 2000.  Police say he abused the boy with an extension cord.

As of Tuesday night, James was still on the loose. He should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information please call the Thomas County Sheriff's Office.


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