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Police search for murder weapon in deadly domestic dispute


By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) –Thomasville police have a suspect in custody in a weekend murder. But they're still searching for the weapon used in a deadly domestic dispute.

Police say a woman stabbed her boyfriend at their home Saturday.

We found out it's not the first time police responded to that home.

A child's drawing of a Thanksgiving turkey still adorns the front door of this Magnolia Street home in Thomasville. But now, a tragic event overshadows any joyous memories from this family's holiday weekend.

"At this time we don't know what led up to the fight," says Lt. Eric Hampton of the Thomasville Police Department. "We just know there was an altercation that turned physical."

Neighbors called police early Saturday morning after hearing an argument between 40-year old Jennifer Hadley and her boyfriend, 44-year old Devon Hermon.

"Sometimes during the holidays, alcohol gets involved. The couple were out at a club that night," Hampton explains.

According to police and GBI agents, Hadley went to her car, grabbed a knife and stabbed her boyfriend in the chest and shoulder.

When police arrived on the scene, they found the fatally wounded Hermon sitting in a chair on the front porch.

"He was still alive when they left the residence," Hampton says.

Hermon was pronounced dead at Archbold Memorial Hospital just a short time later. And instead of searching for a suspect, police are looking for the murder weapon.

"We do have some concerns about the weapon and where it could be," Hampton admits. "Although we've already made an arrest, anytime someone wants to give us a call or tell us something we listen. We don't turn anyone away."

Now authorities are warning about the dangers domestic violence.

"We have received some calls to the residence before," Hampton told us. "If you are in an abusive relationship, be it mental or physical, we recommend that you get some kind of assistance or help and get out the relationship if at all possible."

Before it ends in murder.

Jennifer Hadley remains in the Thomas County jail without bond.

She is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.

If you have any information that may help police find the missing knife, call (229) 227-3249.

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