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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…

Covington County Elects New Sheriff

With no Democratic challenger in the upcoming November election, Covington County will have a new sheriff. Blake Turman received more votes than three-term Sheriff Dennis Meeks during Tuesday’s election. When asked what it took for him to win the office, he answered, “prayer.” Turman says there are changes he wants to make once he takes office in January 2019, like…

Mental Health Crisis Training Offered to First Responders

There is a growing number of mental health crisis situations, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office wants to make sure first responders know what signs to watch for. It wrapped up a three-day crisis intervention course on Wednesday, where first responders were trained how to be more aware when dealing with people with mental health issues in crisis situations. One…

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Dept. Offers Tuition

Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham says he’ll help pay for your college education if you join his department. “When you look at us in law enforcement times have really changed in order to get to these ranks such as assistant chief deputy. major and captain you know now you have to have a degree.” says Cunningham.That’s what prompted him to start…

Bibb Co. Sheriff Found Dead at Office with Gunshot Wound

Bibb County Sheriff Keith Hannah has been found dead at his office in the central Alabama town of Centreville. District Attorney Michael Jackson says Hannah’s body was discovered Wednesday morning. He says it was located in a bathroom connected to Hannah’s office at the sheriff’s department. Jackson says preliminary evidence indicates Hannah died of a gunshot wound, but there was…

Georgiana hires interim police chief, gets help from Sheriff

The Georgiana Police Department has a new interim police chief while they wait for a permanent chief to apply. Mayor Jerome Antone appointed 21-year-old Officer Garrett Goodson as chief on Wednesday morning, almost three days after former Chief David Scruggs resigned from the position. Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden offers some advice to Interim Georgiana Chief Garrett Goodson. Scruggs resigned Monday…

Impeached Sumter Co. Sheriff Now Faces Criminal Charges

A former west Alabama sheriff removed from office by impeachment is now facing multiple criminal charges. Sumter County District Attorney Greg Griggers says former Sumter County Sheriff Tyrone Clark has been arrested on eight felony and two misdemeanor charges. Clark is accused of using his office for personal gain, plus promoting prison contraband, human trafficking and perjury. He’s also charged…