Morgan County Elderly Couple Murdered – Sheriff Press Conference
An elderly Morgan County couple is dead. Morgan County Sheriff Jim Petty says the victims were found shot to death inside their Ivy Bend home on Tuesday morning. Petty says a neighbor made the discovery:
Petty says the victims are identified as 71-year-old Mable Irene Wells and 82-year old Wayne Wells:
A neighbor discovered Mae’s body and called 9-1-1. Wayne was found in his wheelchair shot to death. Petty says there was also an unrelated incident on Tuesday evening not too far from where the murders happened:
Petty is not calling this person a suspect at this time. The man did suffer some self inflicted knife wounds and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
When deputies arrived at the murder scene, Morgan County Sheriff Jim Petty says they did find one door to the home had been forced open:
Petty can not say if anything was taken from the home. Petty says it is believed the shootings happened sometime Monday night:
Petty says they have no suspects at this time. He is asking the public to be on alert: