Who is Alabama sheriff John William suspect killer: William Chase Johnson Wiki, Age, Bio, Family, Net Worth, Many More Facts You Need To Know

William Chase Johnson Wiki

William Chase Johnson is alleged to have been in a stolen vehicle when John Williams responded to the scene.

William Chase Johnson Age and Personal Life

He is 18 years old. Johnson, who lives in Montgomery, is the son of a law enforcement officer, according to Al.com. He has a history of clashes with the law for an arrest in August for owning brass knuckles and being a minor in possession of alcohol. Those charges were dropped later, according to court records.

William Chase Johnson Shooting News

Johnson, who authorities said earlier had driven off in the sheriff’s vehicle after the 8:15 p.m. shooting — with the vehicle found a short time later — returned to the crime scene with a firearm in his hand and surrendered, AL.com reported.

Fatally shot Saturday evening was Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams Sr., also known as “Big John,” an American Marine Corps veteran who had been sheriff in the community near Montgomery, the state capital, for nearly 10 years.

Authorities say Johnson shot Williams and then abandoned the stolen vehicle at the gas station.

He is believed to have fled on foot. Reports indicate that Johnson returned to the scene of the crime and surrendered to authorities three hours after the manhunt began.

William Chase Johnson Arrested

The suspect in the case walked up to the shooting scene at about 12:05 a.m.

Sunday with a firearm in his hand and was taken into custody after the manhunt.


Jarrett did not directly share information on where Johnson fled or how he was able to return to the crime scene. “All that’s going to be investigated”, the sergeant told WSFA.

Authorities quickly posted an online alert about Johnson, with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency describing the suspect as “a serious risk to the public”.

Cpl Jess Thornton said agents of the State Bureau of Investigation are on their way to Lowndes County, but did not reveal the nature of the deployment. Several police sources confirmed that Williams was answering a call at a convenience store in Hayneville, about 20 miles southwest of Montgomery when he was shot. More details of the incident were not immediately available.

Facts You Need To Know

  • Sheriff Williams is the fifth line-of-duty death of an Alabama law enforcement officer to gunfire this year and the sixth to lose his life overall in our state over the last 11 months
  • Cunningham said Williams died at around 8:15 pm while responding to a call at a convenience store in Hayneville 
  • Lowndes County is located in the Black Belt has a population of about 11k people
  • Sheriff John Williams of Lowndes County, Alabama, was shot and killed in the line of duty on Saturday evening
  • William Chase Johnson, who was alleged to have been in a stolen vehicle when he shot the sheriff, surrendered after a three-hour manhunt
  • Governor Kay Ivey remembered Williams as ‘a consummate professional and pillar of his community’