A Rockdale couple were charged and jailed after a wife shot her husband Friday evening during a fight he had with their son that escalated to blows.
Edwin C. Felton, 39, of Jessica Way, off of Hi Roc Road, Conyers was arrested and charged with simple battery and battery on July 28. He was booked into the Rockdale County jail, after being hospitalized overnight at Grady Memorial Center, and later released on $2,400 bond.
His wife, Chyquita Anita Felton, 39, of Jessica Way, Conyers was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on July 29. She was booked into the Rockdale County jail and released on $11,200 bond.
She had reportedly called 911 after shooting her husband.
Rockdale County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Sgt. Jodi Shupe said "She calmly and quietly called and said 'I've just shot my husband and I think you need to be on your way.'"
"The wife was afraid he was going to hurt (the son)," said Shupe. "That is still being investigated by the District Attorney."
The fight between the father and 19-year-old son began after Edwin Felton reportedly criticized the way the teen was washing his car. The son and father reportedly exchanged words and took the arguement inside the house.
The argument flared up again after the son asked why the elder Felton had come in and out of the room, watching him while he was on the computer.
The father reportedly replied, "This is my G-d d--n house. You don't question me."
The arguement became physical as the dad began hitting the son in the foyer. The son later told deputies his dad had never struck him before.
Chyquita Felton came out of the bedroom and tried to get her husband off their son but was unable to and was reportedly thrown out the door.
She then reportedly went back inside and got her handgun and shot her husband as he was in the garage.
Deputies found Edwin Felton lying on the ground in the garage and Chyquita and her son with scratches and torn shirts.
Law enforcement had not been called out to the house before for domestic violence incidents.
RCSO spokesperson Sgt. Jodi Shupe said investigators had probable cause to charge the wife with aggravated assault.