Domestic Disturbance Almost Turns to Murder


A violent altercation almost ending in a death as a Fountain woman allegedly threatening to shoot and kill her ex-husband.

Deputies of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in Fountain on Monday, January 28 after a call of a domestic disturbance.. 

“Escalating arguments between a man and his ex-wife at a residence there and that we needed to respond cause we had been told that the man, the victim had been shot at,” said Ruth Corley, BCSO Public Information Officer.

Tabatha Ann Miller was visiting her children at the residence of her ex husband, James Miller before the two started arguing.

“He took the kids in the car and tried to get away. That’s when she came after him,” said Corley.

The incident report says Tabatha grabbed a revolver, followed James outside, put the gun through the open passenger window and pulled the trigger.

Corley said, “Fortunately for him, he heard a click but nothing happened. So he was able to get away. He tried to take the revolver away from her and he was able to do so. She ran into the near by woods and he was able to get the kids away and went to a family members home.”

After going back to the residence, deputies found Tabatha. 

“Deputies had consent to search the home that they got from the ex-husband, the victim and when they went inside, they found her in an unresponsive state,” said Corley.

Tabatha was suffering from an apparent opioid overdose and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
She is facing charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm or ammo while subject to an injuction against domestic violence.

She appeared in court on Friday, February 1st. Bond was set for $260,000 dollars. 

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