Carrollton, GA (July 30, 2022) – Richard Sigman, age 47, of Carrollton, Georgia has been arrested and
charged with murder, aggravated assault x 3, and possession of a firearm during the commission of
crime for his involvement in the death of Anna Jones, age 18, of Carrollton. Sigman has been booked
into the Carroll County Jail.
On Saturday, July 30, 2022, at approximately 12:27 A.M., officers responded to Tanner Medical Center
regarding a female with a gunshot wound. Callers advised the incident occurred off Adamson Square in
the courthouse parking deck.
Preliminary information indicates that Sigman and another male got into a verbal altercation at
Leopoldo’s. The male notified security that Sigman threatened to shoot him. Security approached
Sigman, saw he had a weapon, and told him to leave. Sigman then left walking toward the parking deck.
The investigation then indicates Sigman walked into the parking deck and began shooting into a parked
vehicle striking the victim. Friends immediately drove her to the hospital where she was pronounced
This case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carrollton Police
Department at 770-834-4451. All callers may remain anonymous.
The shooter has been identified as a UWG Lecturer. The University of West Georgia issued this statement Saturday morning:
The University of West Georgia has learned of the loss of one of its students, Anna Jones, who passed away following an off-campus incident earlier today. UWG has terminated the employment of Richard Sigman and continues to work with the city of Carrollton Police Department, which leads this ongoing investigation.
“On behalf of the university, we wish to convey our deepest condolences to Anna’s family and many friends,” said Dr. Brendan Kelly, UWG’s president. “We know this news is difficult to process and affects many members of our university community. We ask that you keep Anna’s family, friends, and all who have been touched by this tragedy in your thoughts during this tremendously difficult time.”
Counseling and support services are available to all UWG students, faculty, and staff. Resources may be found at westga.edu/wellness. Students may call the UWG Counseling Center 24/7 by calling 678-839-6428 and selecting option 2.