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Murder defendant charged with having drugs in Richmond County Jail, not showing up for court

ROCKINGHAM — A murder defendant is facing additional charges, according to Richmond County Jail records.

Online records show 26-year-old Alisha Sweet Williams was charged Tuesday, March 3 with possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises and a second charge of failure to appear on a misdemeanor.

Alisha Williams was charged with an open count of murder and a count a failure to appear on a misdemeanor after she was arrested Sunday in the death of 25-year-old Tyler Adam Williams.

On Monday, records showed that she had been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

She is scheduled to appear in court March 19 on the murder and firearm charges, had a court appearance Thursday for the first failure to appear, and has an April 6 court date on the most recent charges

Although she shares the victim’s last name on court records, investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office say the victim’s family contends they were not married. Investigators are trying to track down a marriage certificate, if one exists.

The sheriff’s office also confirmed on Wednesday that Alisha Williams posted a photo of the deceased victim online.

Deputies found the victim’s body inside his residence Sunday after responding to a call from the Richmond County 911 Center in reference to a person possibly killed on Lumbee Lane, according to a press release issued Monday.


Investigators say they are still waiting on the autopsy report to determine the cause and time of death.

The investigation is ongoing.

Online court records show Williams already had multiple pending charges, including: two counts each of felony breaking and entering and injury to real property; possession of cocaine; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance on jail premises; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance; larceny after breaking and entering; first-degree trespassing; driving while impaired; and other traffic violations.

Her next court date on those charges is also April 6.

According to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety, Williams was convicted of maintaining any place for a controlled substance in 2015.

Records show she was also previously convicted in 2015 of misdemeanor larceny and accessory after the fact of a felony in Moore County.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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