Clayton County sheriff’s investigators went to the Atlanta airport Tuesday night to pick up a Riverdale man sought since the 2010 shooting death of his estranged wife.
Sheriff’s Lt. Brian Crisp said Wisdom Jeffery, 39, was extradited to Clayton County from Ohio, where he was arrested last month. He is charged with murder in the Aug. 11, 2010, shooting death of Corrissa Nicole Friends, 21. Since the shooting, Jeffery has been the subject of two episodes of “America’s Most Wanted.”
Jeffery could make his first appearance Wednesday morning in Clayton Magistrate Court.
Arrest warrants issued to Riverdale police by the Clayton Magistrate Court allege that Jeffery broke into the Chateau Forest Phase II apartment the two shared after he had been ordered to stay away.
Friends called Clayton County 911 the first time that night about midnight. Riverdale police arrested Jeffery but he was released within hours. A second call was made to 911 about 2 a.m. Aug. 11.
According to the warrant, Friends can be heard on the 911 call telling Jeffery to “get the hell out the house. Get out the (expletive deleted) house, Wisdom, now. Get out the house.”
Friends shouted, “Don’t shoot,” in a muffled voice, and screamed before the phone went dead, according to the warrant. When police arrived, they found Friends dead from multiple gunshots. Jeffery was gone.
Their only child, Casey Nicole Friends, was with relatives the night her mother died.
According to a synopsis of the case on “America’s Most Wanted,” Friends was a high school student when she met the much-older Jeffery. He walked into her family’s business, Southern Friends Car Wash, to have a few luxury cars washed. He reportedly was smitten by the teenager and a relationship blossomed.
Jeffery worked on a BET reality show, “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is,” and allegedly used his proximity to celebrities to show the younger Friends the glamorous side of life.
“The fancy cars, the night-clubbing, the money, being around a lot of people, he introduced her to that,” said Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Jonathan Spurlock on one of the “AMW” episodes. “She was a very young lady when they met and she was very impressionable, so he wanted to impress her with those things. And he did.”