Wednesday, 08 March 2017 07:58

Man Indicted in Murder Case, Two Family Dollar Holdups

Christopher Williams Christopher Williams
MEMPHIS – A 22-year-old man was indicted Tuesday on first-degree murder charges stemming from a shooting last year in South Memphis and on aggravated robbery charges in the armed holdups of two Family Dollar stores, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Christopher G. Williams of the 800 block of Maple Drive is being held without bond in the Shelby County Jail.
He is accused in the shooting death of Anthony Beason, 39, on Sept. 4 last year in the 1600 block of South Lauderdale. Beason was shot multiple times.
Williams also was indicted for aggravated robberies last year at the Family Dollar Store at 2500 Elvis Presley Blvd. on Sept. 15 and at the Family Dollar Store at 910 Jackson Ave. He also was indicted on aggravated assault in the first holdup for pointing a gun at an employee and threatening to kill her.
He was arrested by members of the Safe Streets Task Force following a tip to Crime Stoppers.
The cases are being handled by Paul Hagerman, chief prosecutor of the DA’s Multi-Agency Gang Prosecution Unit which handled homicide cases and other violent crimes associated with gang activity, specific targeted gang members and special cases assigned by the District Attorney General.
The prosecution team works daily with the MGU Operations team, using local ordinances and state and federal laws to hold offenders accountable.