Arrest made in deadly stabbing in Eastman

Alexia Williams is charged with one count of Malice Murder, one count of Felony Murder and one count of Aggravated Assault for the death of 60-year-old Althea Etheridge.

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EASTMAN, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – Eastman Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation make an arrest in connection to a deadly stabbing.

Agents arrested 38-year-old Alexia Williams. She’s charged with one count of Malice Murder, one count of Felony Murder and one count of Aggravated Assault for the death of 60-year-old Althea Etheridge.

Monday morning Eastman Police responded to the intersection of Calahan Street and First Avenue. Police reported finding Etheridge’s body in her wrecked 2004 Ford Expedition vehicle. According to the GBI, Etheridge wrecked the vehicle after she was stabbed.

Williams also had stab wounds and was airlifted to Navicent Health in Macon. She’s now being held in the Dodge County Jail.

The case is active and ongoing at this time and will be turned over to the Oconee District Attorney’s Office when completed.

 

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Shelby Coates is an evening anchor/producer at 41NBC News. She anchors the 5, 5:30, and 6 evening newscasts. She also works behind the scenes producing the 5:00pm and managing newsroom assignments. She returns to 41NBC after working in Evansville, Indiana as the Morning/Noon Anchor and Executive Producer for WEVV. Shelby also spent time in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she spent three years anchoring and producing the weekend morning newscasts at WSPA-TV. She also worked as a general assignment reporter, receiving several honors for her investigative and consumer reporting. Shelby has spent time working as a news anchor/reporter in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Macon, Georgia; and Abilene, Texas. Shelby is a native of Clarksville, Tennessee. She graduated from Abilene Christian University in Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communication and a minor in sociology. Shelby has a passion for empowering local communities, church ministry, public speaking, strengthening women and mentoring young people.