QV Gas Station

Bond Denied for Suspect in Lowndes County Sheriff’s Murder

William Johnson, 18, was denied bond at his first court appearance. Police say Johnson shot and killed Lowndes Co. Sheriff “Big” John Williams, Saturday night, & turned himself in after a 3-hour manhunt. The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. at the QV convenience store at the intersection of Highway 21 and Highway 97 in Hayneville in Lowndes County. Witnesses…

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….