2007 double homicide suspect brought back to Richmond County

Richard Nicole Williams

 

A double homicide and kidnapping suspect is back in Richmond County after spending five years in DeKalb County custody, Sgt. James Kelly said.

Richard Nicole Williams, 32, is back in Augusta to face two charges of murder, kidnapping and possession of a deadly weapon in the deaths of his uncle and another man on Dec. 14, 2007.

When deputies arrived at Sharp Edge Barber Shop about 1:13 a.m., they found Robert Carroll, 35, dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Williams’ uncle, Robert Williams, was alive but wounded by three shots to the abdomen and one to the head. He died the next day at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

After the shootings, Williams forced two people at gunpoint to drive him to the Atlanta area, Kelly said.

He was arrested in DeKalb County when the two people he kidnapped slipped away and contacted law enforcement while he was trying to get a hotel room.

He was charged with kidnapping and possession of cocaine and marijuana and had with him two handguns, one of which is thought to be the murder weapon.

Kelly said Williams also threatened an officer with one of the guns. Calls to DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office were not immediately returned Friday.

According to information released by police at the time, Williams has a lengthy arrest record and has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

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