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Teen Accused of Killing Lowndes County Sheriff Denied Youth-Offender Status

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A 19-year-old charged with capital murder in the slaying of Sheriff “Big John” Williams was denied youthful-offender status. William Chase Johnson appeared in court Monday where he also pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Details on the mental disease or defect weren’t immediately released. With the status denial, Johnson…

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…

Investigator: Johnson Admitted to Shooting Lowndes County Sheriff

Confirmed a second person was injured in the shooting

The teenage suspect in the shooting death of Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams was in court in Hayneville this morning for his preliminary hearing, and will now face a grand jury a judge says. This was the second time 18-year-old William Johnson was marched into the Lowndes county courtroom, he’s charged with capital murder in the sheriff’s death last…

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…

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….

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…