Man charged with murder after woman found dead in home

CMPD has charged a man with the murder of a woman after she was found dead in her home Wednesday afternoon.

Officers responded to a welfare check around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the 300 block of State Street.

When officers arrived they found 53-year-old Sarah Acker who was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic.

Detectives put Acker's car into the National Crime Information Center as a stolen vehicle. Police say at 3:30 p.m. officers found the stolen vehicle heading down South Boulevard near Remount Road.

Officers followed the vehicle until the drive jumped out and ran towards Nations Ford Road. Officers captured the driver and identified him as Jerry Hunter.

Detective charged Hunter with murder and several traffic related charges. Acker's and Hunter knew each other, according to police.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.