Capital murder warrant signed for suspect in death of Lowndes County Sheriff ‘Big John’ Williams

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Lowndes County District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer has confirmed that a capital murder warrant has been signed for the suspect in the death of Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams.

18-year-old William Chase Johnson turned himself into police after authorities say he shot and killed the sheriff. He was charged with felony murder at the time.

William Chase Johnson (Photo: ALEA)

The shooting happened Nov. 23 at a convenience store at the intersection of Highway 21 and Highway. 97.

No other information has been released at this time.

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