Police search for suspect in domestic violence case


THOMASVILLE — Police are looking for a man whose wife said her spouse kidnapped and assaulted her when she refused to withdraw money from her bank account.

On the way back to the couple's East Walcott Street residence, the victim jumped from the moving vehicle her husband was driving as they returned home from the bank, according to police reports. As her husband steered the vehicle off East Clay Street onto North Spair Street, the wife jumped and rolled from the moving vehicle "because she feared her husband's actions if they returned to the residence," the incident report stated.

The victim told police she was at home about 2 p.m. Monday when her irate husband, Roy Lee Jenkins, confronted her and demanded that she drive to her bank.

The 56-year-old suspect remains at large, said Capt. Maurice Holmes, TPD Criminal Investigations Division commander.

"This woman was in fear for her life," Holmes said. "He told her when he got home he was going to kill her, and she believed him."

The victim suffered a broken wrist, bruises and swelling. She was treated at Archbold Memorial Hospital and discharged.

Police have responded to four domestic violence calls at the couple's home since 2106. Arrests were not made on the calls because of a lack of physical evidence.

Jenkins will be charged with aggravated assault and kidnapping when he is captured.

Anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or police at 227-3302.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820 

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