Henderson man charged with first-degree murder

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 01:49 PM

A 58-year-old woman was found dead Sunday and a man has been arrested in connection with her death.

William J. Small, 42, of 125 Bearpond Road, lot 3, was charged with first-degree murder after Vance County Sheriff deputies discovered Gwendolyn Leake dead in her home at 125 Bearpond Road, lot 4.

It appears she died from severe head trama, according to Sheriff Peter White.

Small was also charged with being a habitual felon.

He was jailed on $100,000 bond and has a court hearing Sept. 25.

The Vance County Sheriff's Office said the investigation is ongoing.