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COLUMBIA COUNTY: Murder-Suicide Under Investigation in Evans


Columbia County authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in the Willow Lake subdivision of Evans on Sunday afternoon.

Deputies we called to 880 Willow Lake in Evans around 3:45 p.m. Sunday in reference to a shooting. When deputies arrived, a male and female were found inside the residence between the dining room area and the front door both with a single gunshot wound to each of their heads, sheriff’s Maj. Steve Morris said.

The male had a firearm next to his body.

The male has been identified as 51-year-old Larry Jacobs and the female as 49-year-old Tijuana Dent.

Stay tuned for more details on this developing story.

(If you have a picture of the deceased to share, please text it to 803-487-3224.)

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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