Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department nabs Hinds County murder suspect
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A man wanted for murder and kidnapping in Hinds County was arrested by a Lauderdale County deputy Sunday night, but authorities said his true identity took some time to unravel because he gave fake names.
Lauderdale County Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun told News 11 that Jocquiez Deshaundre Williams was arrested Sunday, Mar. 19, after he was pulled over at the intersection of 22nd Avenue and B Street.
Williams ran from the car, leading to a deputy chasing him and using a stun gun. Calhoun said Williams was then searched, and a handgun was found on him.
Calhoun said Williams gave multiple fake names. The sheriff’s department fingerprinted him to find his information.
Williams’ true identity was verified late Tuesday and revealed he had active warrants for murder and kidnapping in Hinds County.
Our sister station, WLBT, reported that Williams was released from custody in early March by the Mississippi Department of Corrections after serving time for a 2017 charge. Commissioner Burl Cain said there was no detainer or warrant in Williams’ file for the 2021 murder of Anthony Tyrone Lindsey, Jr., or he would have been held for Hinds County instead of being freed.
Williams is also charged locally with giving false information, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
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