NWGA Scanner | September 1st, 2022

Walker County K-9 helps find Rossville domestic violence suspect who violently assaulted woman

According to a Rossville Police Department incident report, On August 7th, 2022, at 9:11 PM, while Sgt. Carter was assisting Officer Thomason on a call (Case # 220803066) the Walker County 911 Center advised of a domestic holding at 10 Carroll Lane. The Walker County 911 center informed me that the suspect had left the scene. Sgt. Carter arrived on the scene at 9:59 PM, and spoke with the victim, who stated that during the course of the day, Gloya Heath Williams, 42, of Rossville, had verbally and physically abused her. According to the report, “She said that Gloya choked her at least four times during the day (visible extreme red marks on neck) and that he told her one of the times he was going to kill her. The victim said that Gloya had been drinking all day and was very angry. The victim said that the last Gloya choked her and that the two witnesses came in and saw what he was doing to her. The victim said that at that time, Gloya violently slammed her against the wall and told her that he was going to burn the house down.” Gloya then ran out the front doors into the woods across the street. The witnesses stated they heard the violent commotion and went upstairs to check out what was going on. They said that they observed Gloya throw the victim into the wall and heard him say that he was going to burn the house down. Sgt. Carter called Gloya and asked him to come back to the residence to talk with him. Gloya refused and disconnected the call. According to the report, the victim was visibly extremely shaken by the incident and afraid that Gloya would return and kill her. At 11:30 PM, Gloya that he was going to burn the house down while she was asleep. Walker County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Corporal Small and K-9 Kid were then asked to be en route. After a decent track through the woods and south on the train tracks, he located Gloya at approximately 12:29 AM. Gloya quickly complied without further incident and was placed under arrest. Gloya advised he wished officers would have just shot him. Gloya was booked into the Walker County Jail, charged with battery under the family violence act (FVA), aggravated assault under the family violence act (FVA), two counts of terroristic threats and acts, obstructing of law enforcement, and public drunk.