Wife speaks after husband allegedly burns down home

Glori Jones couldn't fight back the tears Saturday while staring at the remains of her Habersham County home.

HABERSHAM COUNTY, Ga. -- Glori Jones couldn't fight back the tears Saturday while staring at the remains of her Habersham County home.

Her husband, Jeffrey Jones, is accused of setting fire to the house while Glori and her kids were outside watching.

"It's just a tragedy. We lost everything," Jones said. "All we have are the clothes on our backs."

"I never thought he would do anything like this.

Glori tells 11Alive's Ryan Kruger Jeffrey had been drinking all day. After several hours of fighting, Glori felt she needed to remove the kids from the home.

"I knew if he came back it would just be more problems," Glori said.

But she never imagined the problems she would encounter.

When she returned to the home on Mount Zion road she says Jeffrey had trashed the home and set fire to the closet. The house was engulfed in minutes.

"He said, 'you have this to worry about, I'm gonna be dead,'" said Glori, "I think he was in the state of mind to hurt himself."

Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell says Jeffrey Jones had two guns with him when he drove off with the family's 2012 Ford Focus.

"In the past, he's pulled a weapon on law enforcement," Terrell said.

At least three local counties were involved in the manhunt. It was the GPS on Jones's car that led authorities right to him in nearby White County.

He's currently behind bars.

Meanwhile, back at the home, Glori Jones tells me she'll stay with family for a few days. Then she'll try to piece together her life.

"A lot of prayers," said Glori, "we need them to get through this."

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