Ponte Vedra woman charged with attempted murder in husband's shooting

Tomlinson (St. Johns County Sheriff's Office)
Tomlinson (St. Johns County Sheriff's Office)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Ponte Vedra woman was arrested after she shot her husband early Tuesday morning at the couple's home, authorities said.

Allison Mary Tomlinson, 43, was booked on attempted murder and aggravated battery charges into the St. Johns County jail, where she's being held without bond, the Sheriff's Office reported.

Deputies answering a reported shooting at the couple's home on Possum Trot Road about 1:20 a.m. learned Tomlinson's husband had been shot. He was taken to a hospital, but expected to be OK.

At first, Tomlinson told investigators she shot her husband accidentally, deputies said. That didn't square with her husband's story -- he said he accidentally shot himself.

But after speaking with both individuals and collecting evidence at the home, detectives took Tomlinson into custody on the listed charges.

According to the police interview conducted at the hospital, the victim said he and his wife got into a fight because she recently found out that he had an affair about 10 years ago. After their argument, he went into the bathroom and that’s when Allison fired a round through the door. He was shot in his upper torso. 

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