Fayette man arrested after allegedly killing wife less than one week after her retirement

Published 10:24 am Friday, August 6, 2021

FAYETTE — Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man for allegedly killing his wife Thursday. The incident happened within a week of her retirement from a 40-year career at a local bank.

Deputies found 62-year-old Katie M. Carradine unresponsive inside her home on Matthews Lane in Jefferson County on Thursday morning. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jefferson County Sheriff James Bailey told WJTV that her husband, 55-year-old Jimmie Carradine, arrived at the sheriff’s office just before 7 a.m. and was driving his wife’s vehicle.

Jimmie Carradine allegedly told one of the dispatchers that, “he had lost it,” but did not tell authorities what condition Katie Carradine was in, WJTV reported. When investigators asked about her, he stated he did not know if she was hurt or dead.

Deputies were dispatched to Matthews Lane where they found Katie Carradine’s body inside their home. Jimmie was arrested and charges are pending.

According to statement Bailey posted on social media Thursday, the incident comes less than a week after Katie Carradine’s retirement from United Mississippi Bank in Fayette.

“Katie Carradine had just retired from UMB bank in Fayette, MS this past Friday, July 30, 2021, after 40 years of service,” he states.