By LeaAnne Klentzman
Saturday evening, around 7:30 p.m., a woman called 911 to report that a neighbor’s child had come to her home asking that she call 911. As the facts unfolded, dispatchers learned that the boy’s mother was being assaulted and they needed help. Needville police were dispatched to the call for an immediate response, which was just outside their jurisdiction in Fort Bend County.
Needville officer Chris Murphy was the first responder on the scene, according to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel. Haenel said when Murphy arrived at the residence in the 14000 block of Hubenak Road, he saw Sherman Jones outside the house with blood on his clothing. Murphy took Jones into custody without altercation.
Sherman Jones, 50, was the husband to his victim, Saffaria Kay Jones, 30. Her lifeless body was found lying on the lawn in front of the home, said Haenel. She succumbed to multiple stab wounds reportedly inflicted by her husband. Haenel said that all four children who lived in the home were present when the attack took place. The children range in age from 6 to 11 years old.
After his arrest, Sherman Jones was taken to Oak Bend Medical Center for treatment of superficial wounds and a fit for jail slip before being booked into the county jail. Jones was denied bail at the time he was booked into jail.