Willie T. Harris, 48, was charged Thursday afternoon and is set to be arraigned Friday morning on the murder charges concerning the death of his wife, 55-year-old Joycelyn Harris.
Dyersburg police responded to a call in the early morning hours on Thursday of a possible stabbing of the 55-year-old woman.
Once DPD officers arrived, it was determined a possible hostage situation was in progress so the Special Response Team and negotiators were called to the scene.
On the scene, officers observed a child in the second story window of the residence, one who was rescued by officers using a ladder supplied by the Dyersburg Fire Department.
Negotiations were established with Harris, who was inside the residence. After a short period of time, Harris voluntarily surrendered to police and walked out the front door of the residence where he was taken into custody.
DPD officers then made entry into the residence and found Joycelyn Harris, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation is continuing and is being conducted by the DPD Criminal Investigation Division.