Sheriff John Williams

Annual Scholarship Honors Memory of Late Lowndes Co. Sheriff

From the West Alabama Newsroom– An annual scholarship established in Lowndes County — aims to honor the memory of the late Sheriff “Big John” Williams for years to come. The Sheriff John William Memorial Scholarship — will be awarded to a graduating senior from each of the county’s three high schools — each year. It was created by the Lowndes…

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…

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…

UPDATE: Suspect in Killing of Lowndes County Sheriff in Custody

The suspect in the shooting death of the Lowndes County Sheriff is is custody. The Blue Alert for 18-year-old William Chase Johnson has been canceled with his arrest. Johnson had been sought for the past several hours after Lowndes County Sheriff John “Big John” Williams was shot and killed at the QV gas station in downtown Hayneville while responding to…

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…

Man Accused of Posing as Contractor to Steal Money from the Elderly

Source: Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Office The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Kenneth Dynd Gordon. Gordon is accused of posing as a contractor who swindles the elderly out of money in the county. According to the sheriff’s office, once a victim makes a pre-payment for services promised, they no longer hear from Gordon and are unable to make contact…