Report: Florida Inmate Killed Someone Day After Release From COVID-19
A 26-year-old Florida man finds himself back behind bars. But many want to know why he ever got out in the first place. An alleged non-violent offender released amid coronavirus concerns, Joseph Williams now faces murder charges.
How COVID-19 Has Resulted in the Release of Violent Criminals
Joseph Williams Arrested for Murder
Police in Hillsborough County first arrested Williams on March 13, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office report. Police charged Willams with possession of heroin (less than four grams), a third-degree felony. Charges also included drug paraphernalia, a first-degree misdemeanor. But when Hillsborough County decided to empty out the jails of more than 100 inmates March 19, a phenomenon occurring across the country, Williams went free.
Williams, like many released, was in jail for a non-violent offense. However, Williams owned a long, nasty criminal record. But on March 19, he went back to the streets; that’s when he allegedly immediately returned to crime.
“There is no question Joseph Williams took advantage of this health emergency to commit crimes while he was out of jail awaiting resolution of a low-level, non-violent offense,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said. “As a result, I call on …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life