UPDATE: Telfair Sheriff’s Ex-Wife Charged in Murder for Hire Plot
The ex-wife of a local sheriff was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of trying to have him killed.
39-year old Shalon Grimsley is the former wife of Telfair County Sheriff Johnny Smith.
The GBI took her into custody after investigating a tip from the sheriff’s office, that she may be working to hire someone to kill her ex-husband.
Grimsley is in the Irwin County Jail, charged with one count of criminal solicitation to commit murder.
Sheriff Smith said his ex-wife tried to hire a former jailer to kill him and he contacted the GBI to investigate. They have been divorced since April of this year and had little contact with each other since, he said.