BIG JOHN WILLIAMS

Investigator: Johnson Admitted to Shooting Lowndes County Sheriff

Confirmed a second person was injured in the shooting

The teenage suspect in the shooting death of Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams was in court in Hayneville this morning for his preliminary hearing, and will now face a grand jury a judge says. This was the second time 18-year-old William Johnson was marched into the Lowndes county courtroom, he’s charged with capital murder in the sheriff’s death last…

Suspect in Killing of Lowndes County Sheriff to Be in Court Monday

Alabama News Network has confirmed that the suspect in the shooting death of Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams will be in court on Monday. William Johnson is scheduled to have his preliminary hearing at 10AM at the Lowndes County Courthouse. Johnson is charged with capital murder. Investigators say Johnson shot and killed Sheriff Williams November 23rd then turned himself in after a…

Remembering Sheriff John Williams

Lowndes County residents hope for a permanent tribute to the late sheriff soon.

Slain Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was laid to rest Monday,  with thousands from across the state attending his funeral. The Lowndes County residents that will feel the loss the most are still saying their final goodbyes and hoping for a more permanent tribute to “Big John”, as he was lovingly called, soon. Tuesday several people stopped to take pictures…

More than 2,000 Fill Garrett Coliseum to Remember Life of Slain Lowndes County Sheriff

Slain Lowndes County sheriff “Big” John Williams remembered as a dedicated peace officer who loved serving the people of his county. More than 2,000 mourners filled an auditorium Monday for funeral services for the Lowndes County Sheriff. Williams was shot and killed Nov. 23 at a gas station. Sometimes known as “Big John” for his towering frame, speakers described the…

Lawsuits Being Filed in Killing of Sheriff “Big John” Williams

A death lawsuit is being filed in the shooting death of Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams. Strickland & Kendall, LLC has announced it is representing Joann Williams, the sheriff’s wife, and his estate. Attorney Michael Strickland tells Alabama News Network that this suit is being filed in order to seek death benefits for the family. Williams was shot and…

Sheriffs React to Death of Lowndes Co. Sheriff “Big John” Williams

  From the West Alabama Newsroom– The death of Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams this weekend — continues to send ripples through the law enforcement community. Williams was shot and killed in Hayneville — responding to a noise complaint at the QV gas station Saturday night. Wilcox County Sheriff Earnest Evans says he worked on a lot of cases…

Reaction to the Loss of Sheriff “Big John” Williams

Reaction poured in after Lowndes County Sheriff John “Big John” Williams was shot and killed while responding to a noise complaint at a gas station in Hayneville Saturday night. 18-year old William Chase Johnson is the suspected shooter and was taken into custody around midnight after turning himself in to law enforcement at the same store the shooting took place….

Prayer Time Held For “Big John” Williams in Hayneville

A prayer time will be held for the friends and family of “Big John” Williams Sunday afternoon. The prayer time will be held at  3:30 p.m. in Hayneville’s Town Square. Lowndes County Sheriff John “Big John” Williams, was fatally shot Saturday night at the QV gas station in Hayneville. Everyone is encouraged to wear blue in honor of Williams. Williams…