A Florida man launched from jail final month to assist restrict coronavirus outbreaks in county lockups was arrested once more Monday — accused of murdering a man the day after his launch, a report stated.
Joseph Edwards Williams was going through drug fees when he and 163 different inmates — thought of low-level offenders — have been sprung from Hillsborough County Jail on March 19, in line with WFLA, citing the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Authorities consider Williams was the triggerman who fatally shot a man the next day in the Progress Village space, the report stated.
Williams was arrested on a warrant Monday in Gibsonton.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister slammed Williams, claiming “he took benefit” of the administrative order to free inmates amid the coronavirus pandemic to “commit crimes.”
“Consequently, I name on the state lawyer to prosecute this defendant to the fullest extent of the legislation,” Chronister stated.
Williams was arraigned through video look Tuesday and ordered held on a greater than $250,000 bond, WFLA reported.