Arrest made in Huntsville Budgetel Inn murder


(Photo: Madison County Jail, 2019)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A man turned himself in following a murder at a Huntsville motel.

Huntsville Police say 50-year-old James Charles Williams was charged with murder Wednesday for the stabbing death of 38-year-old Joe Harris at a Budgetel Inn.

Investigators say Williams turned himself in at the Public Safety Complex.

Tuesday, HPD was called to the motel on Memorial Parkway around 5:30 a.m. Authorities say Harris was found critically injured in a room with multiple stab wounds.

Harris was taken to Huntsville Hospital where police confirm he later died of his injuries.

Investigators say the two men were acquaintances and the fatal encounter stemmed from an argument.

The investigation is ongoing.

Williams is charged with murder and was booked into the Madison County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

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