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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-336

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 26, 2013
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    Arrest Made In 2005 Homicide

    Cold case detectives worked with FDLE to resolve the case.
    • Friday
    • August 23, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 22nd Street North and Lake Avenue


    Antonius Williams
    DOB: 4/4/81
    5104 North 15th Street
    Tampa, FL


    • First Degree Premeditated Murder
    • Robbery
    • Grand Theft- automobile


    Alvin Christopher Johnson
    DOB: 10/11/1979
    4511 41st Street
    Tampa, FL


    On August 22, 2013, a grand jury indicted Antonius Williams for Premeditated First Degree Murder and Robbery of victim, Alvin Johnson on October 5, 2005. Since the incident date, the investigation has remained active and was assigned to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Homicide Unit. Over the last two years, the HCSO Cold Case detectives, along with a Special
    Agent of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, worked to resolve the case.

    On October 5, 2005, the victim, Alvin Johnson, communicated with the defendant, Antonius "Thug" Williams, via telephone for the sale and delivery of marijuana. Subsequently, the victim would not return telephone calls to friends and family, so he was reported missing to Tampa Police Department on October 6, 2005.

    On October 8, 2005, the victim's 2006 Dodge Charger, that was rented to him, was found at the Best Western Hotel located at 9331 Adamo Drive, Tampa. The body of the victim was located within the trunk, and was bound at hands and feet.

    Interviews were conducted by HCSO detectives and an FDLE Special Agent with the defendant, and several key witnesses. During an interview with the original case detective, the defendant admitted to calling the victim to arrange a marijuana purchase on October 5, 2005.

    Witness statements under oath, since 2005, have remained consistent. A confession by the defendant was made to one of the witnesses interviewed. A second witness has also testified that he observed the defendant drive the victims car into a yard. A third witness has testified under oath, that she saw an undisclosed amount of currency and packaged marijuana within the defendants home, after the incident.

    The Hillsborough County Medical Examiners Office ruled the victims manner of death as being a homicide. Electrical tape collected from the victim, that was used to bind the hands, was compared to electrical tape collected from the dresser within the victims’ residence. Also, electrical wires located within the defendants home, are consistent in appearance to electrical wires found binding the victims’ hands and feet, per FDLE analysis.

    The consistent statements and evidence collected over the last few years allowed investigators to obtain an indictment of Antonius Williams from the grand jury.

    On August 23, 2013 at approximately 6:00 p.m. Antonius Williams was arrested on the indictment capias in the area of 22nd Street North and Lake Avenue East, Tampa by HCSO Homicide detectives and District One Street Crimes Units. Williams was arrested on the above charges and booked into the Orient Road with no bond.

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