A Murray County woman and her ex-husband had a stormy relationship for more than a year after their split, ending with his death Feb. 13, authorities said.
After a month on the run that took her through Missouri and to Utah, Rhonda Sosebee Young was nabbed by police at a Calhoun, Ga., motel late Thursday.
Murray County Sheriff Howard Ensley said authorities got a tip Ms. Young might be at the Oglethorpe Motel in Calhoun.
The 44-year-old woman tried to escape in her white 2007 Ford Taurus, but deputies, U.S. marshals and Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents stopped her, Sheriff Ensley said.
Ms. Young is being held without bond at the Murray County Jail in Chatsworth, Ga., charged with murder.
Her former husband, Stephen Lee Young, 37, was found dead from multiple stab wounds in his Valley Road home on Feb. 13.
Sheriff Ensley said the couple had divorced in late 2007 but still saw each other. In November, Murray County deputies responded to a disturbance call and filed charges, booking Ms. Young on a theft by taking charge and Mr. Young for domestic violence.
Ms. Young previously had been identified as Rhonda Dilynn Sosebee.
Chief Deputy Ray Sitton said Ms. Young was taken to the Murray County Jail from Calhoun following her arrest.
A jail official said she may face an additional misdemeanor charge, but that has not yet been listed.
The sheriff didn't know why Ms. Young traveled across the country to Missouri and Utah after her husband's death, but said she likely returned because she knows this area well.
"I'm sure this lady didn't have any connections out there," he said. "She was on her own without any family or friends."
Sheriff Ensley said at this time there is no evidence that any family or friends helped Ms. Young during her flight and that she was found alone at the Calhoun motel when agents apprehended her.
He also said there was no clear motive but that the couple's previous disputes may have played a factor.
Ms. Young has not yet been arraigned and was being held without bond Friday.