Update: George Anthony Headen Jr., 28, is now charged with murder in connection with a Rome woman who was found stabbed to death Saturday night, according to information posted by the Floyd County Sheriff's Office.

Previously posted:

Lt. Joe Costolnick of the Rome Police Department confirmed today that the suspect in the stabbing death of Sheila Williams is Williams' son, George Anthony Headen Jr.

Costolnick said he expects charges will be filed today in the case.

Previously posted:

A suspect in the stabbing death of a Rome woman remained in jail Sunday as police continue to investigate the incident that occurred Saturday evening.

According to Floyd County Jail reports, George Anthony Headen Jr., 28, address listed as homeless, was arrested Saturday evening at the intersection of Shorter Avenue and  Redmond Circle after being accused of assaulting a man and attempting to take the man’s car.

Headen was in Floyd County Jail on Sunday charged with felony aggravated assault and a misdemeanor charge of giving false name, address and birth date to an officer.

According to a release sent early Sunday morning by Lt. Joe Costolnick of the Rome Police Department, Headen is the only suspect in the murder of Sheila Williams, 303 Larkspur Lane.

Police were called to Williams’ home Saturday at 6:51 p.m. because of a “domestic disturbance,” according to the release.

When officers arrived, no one would come to the door. As they walked around the home, they saw Williams lying on the floor through an open side door.

Police entered the home and found that Williams had been stabbed and was dead.

Shortly after finding Williams, emergency personnel responded to the disturbance where Headen was arrested.

Headen was not cooperative, according to previous reports. He was taken to Floyd Medical Center for an evaluation prior to being taken to jail.

The release stated that the criminal investigation division is still investigating the homicide, talking to witnesses and processing evidence at the crime scene. Charges are expected to be filed in the case as soon as the investigation is finished.


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