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

1/4williamchasejohnson Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4williamchasejohnsonphoto Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4WILLIAM-CHASE-JOHNSON Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4williamchasejohnsonphoto2 Show Caption Hide Caption 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…

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…

Breaking: Blue Alert Issued for Suspect in Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Death

UPDATE: William Chase Johnson is now in custody. READ THE DETAILS Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has issued a BLUE ALERT. If you know the whereabouts of or have recently seen William Chase Johnson, immediately call 911. If you have other information about this incident, contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department at (334) 548-2222.     Categories: Crime, News Tags: Blue…

Breaking: Lowndes County Sheriff Shot and Killed

Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham has confirmed to Alabama News Network that Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was shot and killed Saturday evening. UPDATE: Shooting suspect is in custody. READ THE DETAILS The shooting happened at the QV gas station in Downtown, Hayneville while Sheriff Williams was responding to a call. Investigators with the State Bureau of Investigation are handling…

Lowndes Co. Man Charged with Internet Sex Crimes Involving Children

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Lowndes County man is facing multiple counts of internet sex crimes involving underage children. District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer said 25 year old Brent Jenks of Hope Hull is charged with three counts of Transmitting Obscene Material to a Child by Computer — and eight counts of Electronic Solicitation of a Child. Tesmer says Jenks…

Well-Known Activist Jane Fonda Visits Lowndes County

Activist and actress Jane Fonda made a stop in Alabama Monday. She was in Lowndes County to help launch an organization that combats racial injustices in rural areas. Fonda joined founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice Catherine Coleman Flowers, fashion designer Khaliah Ali, and banker and philanthropist Kat Taylor for the launch announcement. Together, the women…

1 Dead After Fatal Crash in Lowndes County

A two vehicle collision in Lowndes County has claimed the life of a Hope Hull woman. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Jasmine Davis, 27, was killed when the 2007 Toyota Yaris she was driving was struck by a 2020 Freightliner tractor-trailer. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Lowndes County 17 and…

Lowndes County Law Enforcement Investigating Series of Arson, Theft Cases

Law enforcement officers are searching for information after a series of arson and burglaries in Lowndes County. The Lowndes County Sheriff’s department and the Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating three recent incidents in the Braggs and Farmersville communities. All have occurred since March 17. “There are some, a couple of on going investigations,” State Fire Marshall Scott Pilgreen says….

Deondra Lee Sentenced to Life Imprisonment Without Parole

A man convicted of capital murder last week in the triple slaying of 9-year-old twins and their babysitter in 2012 found out his sentence today. After hours of deliberation in the case against Deandra Lee, the jury voted 8-4 in favor of life in prison without the possibility of parole. After announcing the jury’s conclusion, Judge Terri Bozeman Lovell agreed…

U.N. Report on Poverty In Alabama and Elsewhere.

UN Official visited Montgomery and Lowndes Counties, Report Link is below.

BERLIN (AP) – A human rights expert criticized the United States on Friday for failing to tackle poverty and giving tax cuts to the wealthy – comments that came only days after Washington quit the U.N. body that appointed him.High U.S. income inequality “can only be made worse” by the Trump administration’s policy of cutting taxes, Philip Alston told the U.N….