Update: Smyrna Murder Suspect Arrested in Nevada

Smyrna police say Derrick Williams was arrested Tuesday night.

Update, 8:35 a.m., Wednesday

Derrick Williams was arrested overnight near Reno, Nevada, said Smyrna police spokesman Michael Smith. Authorities said they do not have more details about his arrest at this time.

Patch will be providing the latest updates as soon as they become available.

Original Report, 2:26 p.m., Tuesday

Smyrna police are looking for a man who is considered armed and dangerous in connection with the Dec. 5 death of his wife.

Derrick Williams of Smyrna, 35, is wanted for killing his wife, 33-year-old Finesse Dawson, said Smyrna police spokesman Michael Smith.

Smith said autopsy results from the Cobb County Medical Examiner revealed evidence of strangulation as a cause of death.

After allegedly beating and strangling his wife to death, Williams cleaned up his wife's body and wrapped her in bedding to hide the crime before fleeing the scene, according to investigators. 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that "Williams is a convicted felon who spent seven months in prison last year on weapon and drug charges," and was again arrested in February for "allegedly punching his wife and cutting all four tires on her car with a steak knife."

Williams remained on the run as of Tuesday afternoon. Authorities have obtained warrants to arrest him for malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery, aggravate assault, concealing the death of other and the possession of marijuana.

Anyone with information regarding Derrick Williams' location is asked to call 911 or the Smyrna Police Department at 770-434-9481 or 770-434-6666.

steve..johnson December 12, 2012 at 08:49 PM
i love you nepwen no matter what and i will stick by you to the end and remember only god can judge you..love always uncle stevieo..rip in peace finesse you will be miss....
Asabea Sun December 13, 2012 at 03:02 AM
thank God he is where he belongs ,may that womans soul be blessed for eternity with our loving Christ.Women take this as a warning anytime a man woop on you ,he cannot love you this is border line hatred towards you lacking all respect for you,so i encourage every beautiful woman within our time to be strong and love yourselves enough to walk away because it may not be a next day.this womans life is now a sacrifice for all who are experiencing any kind of this modern day klu klux klan attitude toward you from some sick lame cowardly demon who lies and says they love you.trust me you will be loved from the right love as long as you are patient and loyal to your higher source alright.major love and prayers to this woman Finesse and family,may your very essence through this trail enlighten and save other women/males also being treated like we did in slavery by someone we want to trust,remember Finesse she let him back after febuary ,now look,yo im sad man foreal but that man is going to reap his just reward and lose his manhood for sure
Georgia Watcher December 30, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Dam ! I use to work with this guy in the past and from what I knew about him I knew it was only a matter of time before he was either dead or in prison. He told me in the past that he was a street guy and he was going to die in the streets or kill in the streets. Its sad that the girl had to die to set herself free from that guy !


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