RICHLANDS, N.C. — Onslow County sheriff’s deputies say a Marine has been charged with shooting and killing his wife at their home.
The sheriff’s office said deputies were called to a home near Richlands around 9:45 p.m. Sunday.
Deputies said 31-year-old Jordan Skaggs was found dead from gunshot wounds to the chest.
Her husband, 32-year-old Christopher Michael Skaggs, has been charged with murder and is being held in the Onslow County jail. It was not clear if he has an attorney.
Deputies said a gun was recovered at the scene. Sheriff Ed Brown said the couple had three children who were next door swimming when the shooting occurred.
The Marine Corps says Skaggs is a sergeant on the staff of the School of Infantry East at Camp Geiger at New River Air Station.