Rockford Scanner™: Man Charged In Allegedly Killing A Rockford Man




 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces charges against a Rockford man in reference to a murder that happened in April.

Douglas Williams Mug

On April 7th, 2019, Rockford Police Officers were called to a home in the 600 Block of Alliance Avenue for a death investigation.  Officers found the body of a deceased male inside the home.

The victim was later identified as Samuel Randolph, 64 of Rockford. The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined that Randolph died as a result of blunt force trauma to the body. Detectives conducted a follow up investigation that was recently reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office.  As a result, First Degree Murder charges have been authorized against Douglas Williams (D.O.B. 1/13/1963). Williams is currently in custody at the Winnebago County Jail on unrelated charges. A $2 million warrant has been issued on the murder charges.

 

First Degree Murder is a Class M Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 20-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with a possible extended term sentence of Natural Life followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

 

The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Charges announced in murder investigation and sex assault




 

 


GRIMES, STEPHEN GOLDEN

CHARGES:

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-1.40-A-1 PRED CRIM SEX ASLT/VICTIM <13

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-1.40-A-1 PRED CRIM SEX ASLT/VICTIM <13

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-1.40-A-1 PRED CRIM SEX ASLT/VICTIM <13

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-1.40-A-1 PRED CRIM SEX ASLT/VICTIM <13

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-1.40-A-1 PRED CRIM SEX ASLT/VICTIM <13

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-1.40-A-1 PRED CRIM SEX ASLT/VICTIM <13

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-1.40-A-1 PRED CRIM SEX ASLT/VICTIM <13

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-1.40-A-1 PRED CRIM SEX ASLT/VICTIM <13

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-1.40-A-1 PRED CRIM SEX ASLT/VICTIM <13

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-1.40-A-1 PRED CRIM SEX ASLT/VICTIM <13

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-1.40-A-1 PRED CRIM SEX ASLT/VICTIM <13

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-1.40-A-1 PRED CRIM SEX ASLT/VICTIM <13

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-5.01-A-1 TRANSMIT HIV/SEXUAL ACTIVITY

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: sources are reporting a body has been found




 

Sources are reporting a body has been found on the east side.

Details are very minimal right now.

We have only been told a body has been found in a lot across from Lincoln middle school.

No other information at this time.

Jennifer Jason CannonI had seen him this morning and thought he was sleeping. He was sprawled out on blankets with his legs crossed, under the tree”








 

Rockford Scanner™: Double Shooting Victims, Possible Fatal




 

Update: RPD call log shows this as as a weapons violation.


UPDATE from the Winnebago County Coroner:  The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Trequan Stamper-Ashfor


Sources are reporting a serious shooting scene in Rockford. 

Reports of at least two shooting victims.

The victim was shot in the head and chest.

It happened near 311 Albert ave in Rockford.

No suspect information at this time.

Still developing.

UPDATE: Confirmed fatal. At least one of the victims has died. Reports are saying this is possibly a double fatal. We can only confirm the 1 fatal right now, but reports are saying this is possibly a double fatal. RPD has yet to release information.

From the RPD:








 

Rockford Scanner™: Man found dead, police are investigating




UPDATE: Officials said that Mr. Fort was beaten and assaulted in the 600 block of West Stephenson. Then was dumped in a vacant lot in the 500 block of East Iroquois.  Police do not believe this is a random attack.


The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Thomas Fort. Police have taped off a house in the 600 block of West Stephenson, that is related to the scene. Still developing.


Death investigation near Freeport

It happened around 7:00 am this morning in the 500 block of East Iroquois Ave near Freeport.

Reports of an adult male was found dead near this location.

We’ve been told he was murdered, The police are saying it is a death investigation.

No other information at this time.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Police Are Warning Citizens To Avoid The Area




 

From the RPD:
TRAFFIC ALERT: Please avoid Auburn St. between Central and Johnston for the next hour as officers diagram the area for an old investigation. Thank you for your cooperation.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Possible Murder Investigation in Rockford




 

We got an email from William Pickering’s manager. He said: William goes by BillyDaKid079 and is a recording artist. He was formerly know as GMEBE Bandz and EBE Bandz. He is asking the public to help search for William. Please help find him! Not knowing if he’s alive or dead is a lot worse than knowing if he was dead.

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UPDATE: RPD will only say they are investigating “Suspicious Activity” 

Sources are reporting a scene on the west side near 500 Fisher ave in Rockford.   We been told this is a possible murder investigation. But police have yet to release any information on this scene.

RS Source said: “There has been a scene on Fisher and Haskell on the west side all morning. lots of police, police yellow tape and one garage door up with a red vehicle in it. Don t know what’s going on but I live around the corner n I have kids I would like to know if I should be aware of anything. Cop told me “Were doing an investigation” my response was “Well DUH”. They are there n have been there since early this morning Fisher and Haskell”

Note: They been there since at least 10 am this morning, and still on scene as of 6:30 pm. Several sources are reporting it to be a murder scene. RPD has yet to release any information.

We been told the scene is related to the missing man ~ http://rockfordscanner.com/2019/05/31/rockford-scanner-missing-near-rockford-have-you-seen-him/

 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Scene Near Lowes Distribution in Rockford




 

Sources are reporting a scene at the Lowes Distribution center on Springfield ave around 10:30 pm tonight. 

Sources said there was a 41 year old man wanted for murder that was a passenger in a semi with NC plates, they came up I-39 and then on US-20, then parked at the Lowes Distribution center. 

Police surrounded the area with numerous police officers.  Several officers have a perimeter in the area.  

Reports of a suspicious person to the south of Lowes, unknown if it is related. 

No other information at this time. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Several Emergency personnel Working A Scene On The East Side




UPDATE: Vehicle ran into the building.

Sources are reporting a scene near 11th st and Harrison

This might be related to the previous article.

There are several officers and emergency personnel working a scene near 11th st and Harrison.  Unknown what happened at this time.





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