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Suspect in shooting death of Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams indicted

(Source: Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office) The suspect in the November 2019 shooting death of Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams has been formally indicted on a capital murder charge. Lowndes County Grand Jury indicted 19-year-old William Chase Johnson on capital murder Wednesday. According to the indictment, the grand jury found Johnson, who was 18 at the time, intentionally caused the…

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…

New Lowndes County Sheriff Appointed Following the Death of Sheriff “Big John” Williams

According to Governor Kay Ivey’s Press Secretary Gina Maiola, Governor Ivey has appointed a new Lowndes County sheriff following the death of Sheriff “Big John” Williams last month. Ivey appointed Christopher West Friday. West is the former chief deputy of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, and currently works at the Fort Deposit Police Department as the administrative assistant to the…

Charges Upgraded Against Man Accused of Killing Lowndes Co. Sheriff John Williams

williamchasejohnson williamchasejohnsonphoto WILLIAM-CHASE-JOHNSON williamchasejohnsonphoto2 Lowndes County District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer confirmed that charges against the 18-year-old accused of killing Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams have been upgraded from Felony Murder to Capital Murder. Police said William Johnson shot and killed Sheriff Williams November 23rd then turned himself in after a 3-hour manhunt. The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m….

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…

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…

Prayer Vigil Held in Memory of Sheriff “Big John” Williams

The community and law enforcement agencies came to the Hayneville Middle School gymnasium Monday night to remember slain Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams at a prayer vigil. Pastors from around the area led prayers for the William’s family, the community, and law enforcement, as well as to pray for the President and the nation. There were also songs 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…