GBI Investigates Deaths in Sparta, GA

August 8, 2017

Sparta, Georgia – Examinations performed Monday, August 7, 2017, on Harold Jones and Barbara Lewis found both died of gunshot wounds. Evidence from the scene and the autopsy results indicates that Jones shot Lewis once, before turning the gun on himself. A gun was also found near Jones’ body. 

 Anyone with information concerning the case is asked to call the GBI office in Milledgeville at (478) 445-4173 or the Sparta Police Department at (706) 444-5777.

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Sparta, Georgia – On Saturday, August 5, 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Sparta Police Department to investigate the deaths of Harold Jones, 40, and Barbara Ann Lewis, 49.

At approximately 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, family members discovered Jones and Lewis at their residence located at 88 Pine Drive in Sparta.  Preliminary evidence indicates the deaths are the result of a murder/suicide.  Autopsies will be performed at the GBI Crime Lab in Macon to determine a cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information concerning the case is asked to call the GBI office in Milledgeville at (478) 445-4173 or the Sparta Police Department at (706) 444-5777.


Joe Wooten –Special Agent in Charge | Milledgeville |  (478) 445-4173