Crime

Man charged with murder in Macon shooting initially reported as suicide

William Pounds III
William Pounds III

Initially reported as a suicide, a Macon woman’s June death is now being investigated as a murder.

William Pounds III, 47, was arrested at Robins Air Force Base about 2 p.m. Friday and charged with murder in the shooting death of Kendra Jackson, 46, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. The public affairs department at the base confirmed that Pounds is a senior master sergeant assigned to the 116th Air Control Wing.

Deputies responded to 571 Bel Meade Place on June 12 after a report of a shooting. Pounds told deputies that he and Jackson were arguing over “relationship issues,” according to the release, and she picked up a gun and pointed it at herself. At that time, Pounds claimed he attempted to take the gun from her but was unable to do so before she shot herself.

Deputies found Jackson with a gunshot wound to the head.

The sheriff’s office continued to investigate the incident and took out a murder warrant Friday for Pounds. He was to be taken to the Bibb County jail after meeting with investigators.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call investigator, or call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

To contact writer Jeremy Timmerman, call 744-4331 or find him on Twitter@MTJTimm.

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