Deputies responded to 3808 High Falls Road in reference to a domestic dispute with a person injured.
When deputies arrived, they found Reavarious Evans, 18, with a severe cut to his hand and Ricky Evans, 39, dead inside the residence at the front door.
After investigators arrived, Ricky Evans’ wife, 37-year-old Schmanthe Evans, and witnesses to the incident were taken to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.
Reavarious Evans was transported by ambulance to Spalding Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries and released.
According to Spalding County Sheriff Dee Stewart, Ricky and Schmanthe Evans were engaged in a physical altercation when Reavarious Evans stepped in after his mother was struck by his father. A physical altercation then took place between Ricky Evans and Reavarious Evans, and Ricky Evans began choking his son.
The mother, observing her son being choked, yelled for Ricky Evans to stop, and when he didn’t, she retrieved a knife from the kitchen area and stabbed her husband.
Reavarious Evans called 911 to report the incident and his mother called two minutes later reporting the same incident.
After investigators reconstructed the crime scene and conferred with the District Attorney’s Office and learned more from the results of the autopsy from the Georgia state crime lab, Stewart said he does not expect charges to be filed against Schmanthe Evans.
“This is a very tragic incident that took place and the only findings the investigators could determine were that Schmanthe Evans was trying to protect her son,” Capt. Tony Ranieri said in a statement released Monday night.
According to other documents obtained, this was not the first incident involving violence with Ricky Evans, the release said.
According to family members, the couple had fought constantly over the years, the release said.