Husband charged after wife kills self

Polk arrested for domestic violence, kidnapping, 911 interference

A Brewton man, whose wife took her own life on Tuesday, May 14, was arrested Monday on domestic violence charges for allegedly beating her three days before she committed suicide.

Donnie H. Polk Jr., 64, 15 Camp Williams Circle, in the Roberts community, was charged with Domestic Violence III – assault, kidnapping II and interfering with a domestic violence call.

Polk was released from the Escambia County Detention Center Tuesday on $50,000 bond.

According to the arrest warrants, Polk is accused of striking Charity Joanne Polk on Saturday, May 9, with a closed fist to her face and chest area m...