1 dead, investigation underway in Jackson County

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MARIANNA, Fla. (WMBB)- On Sunday around 5:30 am, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Reddoch Road in reference to a domestic altercation.

According to authorities, the person who called 911 stated that a family member had been stabbed, causing serious bodily injury. The caller went onto tell police that their father had forced his way into the home by repeatedly ramming the front door of the home with his vehicle.

Upon arrival at the home, deputies located the victim, 51-year-old Liya Dodgion, dead lying on a bedroom floor with apparent stab wounds to her body.

The children were safely removed from the home as efforts to get the estranged husband, Michael Dodgion age 68, from the residence.

Deputies said the husband barricaded himself inside a bathroom when he was confronted by police. After attempts to talk the husband out of the bathroom, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office Swat Team was asked to assist in taking the husband into custody.

Michael Dodgion is hospitalized for injuries sustained during the altercation and is facing an open count of murder for the stabbing death of his spouse.

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