Posted 9/14/23

A woman is dead and a man is facing multiple charges, including murder after Columbia authorities responded to reports of a domestic incident Tuesday.

The Columbia Police Department said officers were dispatched to Woods Drive Tuesday, September 12th.

When police arrived they reportedly found 48-year-old Carole Anne Coleman dead and 59-year-old James Edward Davidson Jr. suffering from several self-inflicted wounds. Davidson was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is in critical but stable condition.

Wednesday, September 13th, police announced they have obtained warrants against Davidson for first-degree murder and aggravated assault resulting in death.

Anyone with information that will help with this investigation is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Division of the Columbia Police Department at 931-560-1670, the department’s 24-hour dispatch at 931-388-2727, the department’s SAFE Tip email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Maury County Crimestoppers at 931-381-4900.