Johnson City woman admits to shooting husband over missing methadone; Charged with attempted murder

Mary Winter (Source: Johnson City Police Department)
Mary Winter (Source: Johnson City Police Department)

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – A Johnson City woman was charged with attempted first-degree murder Tuesday.

According to a Johnson City Police Department news release, officers responded to a home on Sequoyah Drive in Johnson City just after 6 p.m., where they found a man lying in the driveway with a gunshot wound in his upper left chest and another gunshot wound to the upper left arm.

The man’s wife, Mary Winter, 42, admitted to police that she shot her husband and was taken to the police department for questioning.

According to the release, Winter confessed to the shooting and was charged with attempted first-degree murder.

The man was taken to the Johnson City Medical Center, where he was listed to be in stable condition in the ICU. Police believe that he does not have any life-threatening injuries.

The shooting was related to domestic dispute over missing methadone. Winter admitted to police, that earlier in the day, she purchased a gun so that she could get the methadone back from her husband.

Winter was taken to the Washington County Detention Center, where she was being held on $75,000 bond pending her arraignment Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

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