Ponte Vedra woman arrested on charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery


A 43-year-old St. Johns County woman was arrested on charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery this morning in reference to a shooting incident at her home, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office (SJSO).

Allison Mary Tomlinson of 274 Possum Trot Road was booked into the county jail on a $125,000 bond. SJSO said deputies responded to Tomlinson’s residence at 1:20 a.m. this morning. The suspect originally reported that she accidentally shot her husband, 43-year-old Christopher Tomlinson, who was transported to Orange Park Medical Center by fire/rescue personnel and is currently in stable condition, according to SJSO. Christopher Tomlinson originally told deputies that he had shot himself.

SJSO spokesman Commander Chuck Mulligan said they knew both stories couldn’t be true. Major Crimes Unit detectives responded and continued the investigation, speaking with both individuals. Based on the evidence obtained at the residence via a search warrant, detectives charged Allison Tomlinson with the two felony charges.

The suspect has a first appearance hearing tomorrow morning. Detectives are continuing the investigation.