An argument between two female roommates ended Friday with one fatally stabbed and the suspect jailed on a murder complaint.

An argument between two female roommates ended Friday with one fatally stabbed and the suspect jailed on a murder complaint.

Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer said the incident occurred Friday at the apartments of an assisted living facility located in the area of Moccasin Trail Road and SH 99, which is in the far northeastern part of the county.

When REACT EMS paramedics arrived at the scene, they found Shannon Holloway, 48, was deceased, Palmer said.

He said a witness told deputies Holloway was attacked and stabbed multiple times by her new roommate. Palmer said it appears the suspect, Phyllis Rhone, 55, had been living on the assisted living side of the facility but had moved into the apartment with Holloway just a couple of days ago.

At this point in the investigation, he said it's still unclear what the two might have been arguing about.

Palmer said witness reports indicate Rhone went into the kitchen for a knife and allegedly stabbed Holloway multiple times in the back of her head and neck area.

“The victim was able to exit the apartment and go next door,” Palmer said, where they tried to apply pressure to the wounds. Holloway then reportedly returned to her apartment, where she collapsed.

The state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine exact cause of death.

Rhone was taken into custody at the scene and transported to the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center, where she was booked into jail on a complaint of second-degree murder.

Formal charges have not been filed, but case reports will be turned over to the district attorney's office for consideration.