TATTNALL CO, GA (WTOC) - One person has been arrested and charged with murder after an incident Sunday in Tattnall County.
Timothy Hill, 42, is facing charges of malice murder, felony murder, and aggravated battery for the death of 52-year-old Tywanna Jackson.
Evidence tape still secures the door at the home where Tywanna Jackson and Timothy Hill lived for several years. Last night, police lights flooded the yard as medics, then investigators, came to figure out what happened.
"I was going to my trailer when I looked over and saw it and said “oh my God. That’s the lady that used to live next door to me!” exclaimed Mary Hulsey. Hulsey also lives in the park. “...just a nice and shy person. Always just so sweet.”
The Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an unresponsive female at about 6:38 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. Deputies were dispatched to the Beards Creek Trailer Park off Highway 196 in Glennville.
“He noticed some things that seemed suspicious to him that it was not a natural death,” said Sheriff Sapp. “So, he involved law enforcement.”
Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tattnall County coroner.
Jackson’s death and Hill’s arrest leave some neighbors saddened.
“I don’t understand why she never left him,” said neighbor Maria Rincon. “It was an every-other-day thing where they were arguing...”
While some neighbors say the two had arguments before, the Sheriff’s Office says they never received any calls to respond to the home.
But the Sheriff does say domestic violence victims do have options.
“There are places, if somebody’s being abused or battered,” said Sheriff Sapp. “They can contact law enforcement and we can get them safe shelter.”
Jackson’s body will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.
The Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Anyone with information concerning the investigation should call the Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 557-6777 or the GBI Statesboro office at (912) 871-1121.