Sanford Man Arrested For Murdering Girlfriend

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Sanford man for the murder of his girlfriend.  Deputies were called to a home on Edwards Road shortly after 7:00pm Tuesday for a shooting.

Deputies found 43 year-old Wendy Lynn Bryant in the yard suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  She died on board a helicopter while being transported to a trauma center.

Her boyfriend, 35 year-old Craig Allen Barnes was arrested on the scene and charged with murder.  Authorities said the couple lived together at the address.  Deputies confirmed there had been a history of domestic violence between Barnes and Bryant in the past.

Barnes is being held in the Lee County Detention Center without bond.