A Wimberley man has been charged with first-degree murder after confessing to authorities that he had killed his wife at their home Thursday evening.
Jimmy Lee Rhodes, 68, was booked into the Hays County Jail early Friday and was charged with first degree murder, according to a Hays County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Rhodes is suspected of killing his wife, who has been identified as Christina Pollock Anderson, 67. Rhodes was magistrated by Hays County Justice of the Peace Pct. 1-1 Joann Prado, who set his bond at $750,000.
According to the release, the homicide occurred on Cripple Creek Court in the Woodcreek North subdivision.
Authorities received a call around 5 p.m. Thursday from Anderson, who called to report her husband was “out of control” and that she needed help from law enforcement, according to an earlier release.
However, the call was disconnected and a return call made by Hays County Sheriff’s 911 dispatchers was unsuccessful.
Initial reports indicated that when deputies arrived at the scene, Rhodes was found armed in the front yard of the home.
However, Rhodes was inside of the residence and was walking toward the front door when deputies on scene first observed him.
Deputies issued verbal commands to exit the home unarmed and Rhodes did without incident, according to the release.
Rhodes informed authorities that his wife, later identified as Anderson, was inside. When authorities went inside the residence, they found Anderson dead.
According to the release, Rhodes allegedly confessed to detectives that he killed Anderson. Rhodes has no previous criminal history.
Rhodes is being held in the Hays County Jail. An autopsy has been ordered for Anderson to determine the cause and manner of death.
The investigation is ongoing and no further details will be released at this time.
This story is developing. We will provide updates as they become available.