West Tenn. man accused of stabbing wife to death

West Tenn. man accused of stabbing wife to death (Image 1)
West Tenn. man accused of stabbing wife to death (Image 1)

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee man has been charged with first-degree murder after police say he stabbed his wife to death.

The State-Gazette reported that Dyersburg police arrested 48-year-old Willie T. Harris on Thursday morning after a standoff at his home.

Police responded to the house after getting a call of a possible hostage situation. After diffusing the standoff, police say they found the body of 55-year-old Joycelyn Harris inside the home.

Police say officers rescued a child from a second floor window during the standoff. Harris surrendered voluntarily a short time later.

Police say the investigation is continuing.

Jail records did not list an attorney for Harris.

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