Chief Sanders Expects Fake Officer in Jail Locally Next Week


It will be next week before James Charles Williams, Jr. will be extradited from Little Rock, Arkansas to Sulphur Springs according to local Police Chief Jay Sanders. U S Marshalls located and arrested the 56-year old Williams in Little Rock Thursday, September 3rd, after an arrest warrant was issued by local authorities. The warrant listed two specific charges related to a June 20th event in Sulphur Springs that occurred on a parking lot at a vet clinic located on I-30. The two charges were impersonating a peace officer on the street, and theft, a state jail felony.

Williams is also a suspect in the robbery that took place at Days Inn in Sulphur Springs around 6 p.m. Saturday, August 30th. That robbery was one of several committed over the past weekend. Sanders, said the department, along with other police departments along the I-30 corridor continue their investigations into last weekend’s string of robberies and thefts that took place from Rockwall to Texarkana along the interstate.

In February, 2007, Williams was arrested after a traffic stop for possession of a phony badge. At that time, a string of robberies from Little Rock to West Memphis, Arkansas were tied to the arrest. Police confiscated a fake badge when Williams was arrested. According to a Little Rock ABC affiliate news story at that time, truck drivers traveling through the state were often victims when approached at motel rooms.


Author: Staff Reporter

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