MADERA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – The man and woman found dead in a Madera County home on were identified on Wednesday.
Officials say the couple was 60-year-old Monty Bounds and 58-year-old Julie Bounds. The two had been married for approximately 10 years prior to their deaths.
According to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday at around 1:00 p.m. deputies responded to a home on the 33000 block of Avenue 12 to conduct a welfare check. There they discovered Monty and Julie Bounds, each with a single gunshot wound; Mr. Bounds with a gun in his hand.
Upon investigation, detectives determined the incident happened between Monday evening after Julie had come back from dinner with a roommate, and Tuesday morning as her car was still parked out front of the residence.
Deputies say they have responded to the residence three times prior to this incident. The first being on October 30 when they were called regarding a domestic disturbance.
In this incident, deputies say Mr. Bounds fought with them on scene and had to be tased. He was then placed under arrest, had his firearms seized from the residence, and was served an emergency protection order. After he was bailed out, authorities say he was arrested the next day for violating the emergency protection order.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is advising anyone who is in an abusive relationship to contact Community Action Partnership Victim Services 24/7 hotline at 1(800)355-8989.