Some Warren Road residents in Enterprise say their streets are usually filled with children playing not police cars and certainly not news of an attempted murder.
“As a parent myself you know it is difficult dealing with children but it's a job that you have to do and it has to get done,” said Enterprise Police Sergeant Chris Peterson.
Peterson says just before 6 o'clock Wednesday morning a call was placed by the Coffee County Department of Human Resources about a case at a home on Warren Road.
“They were coming out here to do the welfare of the children at this residence and when we arrived the suspect exited the house covered in blood and that's when we initiated our investigation,” said Peterson.
One neighbor says the suspect, 44-year-old Henry Thompkins came out of the house and said, "I killed her."
Authorities say they found a 10-year-old girl with multiple stab wounds to the neck.
Police say Thompkins is a live-in boyfriend of the victim's mother.
He was at the home with two other children at the time.
“People was not getting along down there so I figured they were having a domestic disturbance or something like that or not getting along," said neighbor, Barth Williams.
Williams lives two houses down and says just a few days ago he heard arguing.
“Put it like this you could hear it from my house and I knew it was disturbing the neighborhood,” said Williams.
Authorities say this isn't the first time DHR has come to the home.
However, neighbors say they hope it's the last time they hear about a tragic incident.
The other two children in the home at the time were not injured.
They are now in protective custody.
Police say they are not certain if the mother will face charges.