A suspect in a Thursday morning homicide in Walthourville was “apprehended without incident,” according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.
Liberty County authorities sought Jason Allen Glass, 41, in connection with the murder of one woman and aggravated assault of another.
Officers with Walthourville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance call around 3 a.m. Thursday at a Bass Road home, where they found one woman dead and another injured.
The dead woman, Jean Coral, 67, was reportedly Glass’ mother-in-law. His ex-wife, Toni Schwacha, 46, was injured in the domestic disturbance.
Authorities said Glass was arrested Thursday afternoon near the crime scene when Det. Michael Kent noticed an open gate leading into a field.
The gate was reportedly normally locked, so Kent checked it out and found Glass sitting in a parked vehicle.
Kent called for backup and Glass was arrested, according to Sheriff’s Department Detective Capt. Tracy Jennings.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Liberty County Sheriff’s office, 912-876-4555 or 911, or 368-3911 from outside the county.
“Any help would be appreciated,” Jennings said.
Apparently this arrest was not Glass’ first. According to public records, Glass served four months in prison in 1996 for theft of a motor vehicle in Bacon County. He also served three years of a 20 year sentence for a child molestation case. According to the Department of Corrections, that crime occurred in Hart County in October of 2006. He was incarcerated in May 2009 and released in December 2013. He is on the Georgia Sex Offender Registry.