POMEROY — Charles S. Williams could make his first appearance today on charges he murdered Doris Jackson of Tuppers Plains.
Williams, 39, Parkersburg, W.Va., was indicted earlier this month on a 10-count indictment relating to the February robbery and murder of the 83 year-old woman.
Sheriff Robert Beegle said he planned to bring Williams from the regional jail in Greenwood, W.Va. to face a murder indictment in Meigs County Common Pleas Court. Williams is in that jail on probation violation charges unrelated to the local murder case.
Jackson’s body was discovered on Feb. 26 in the dining room of her Tuppers Plains home. Her car was found in Athens several days later.
No details surrounding Jackson’s death have been made public, but a second man, James Lee Garnes, Pomeroy, was indicted by the same grand jury for receiving stolen property, obstructing justice and tampering with evidence relating to Jackson’s car.
Garnes is in the Southeastern Regional Jail in Nelsonville with a $50,000 cash bond after an arraignment before Common Pleas Court Judge Fred W. Crow III.
Williams, too, will appear in Common Pleas Court. He is charged with two counts of aggravated murder with three specifications, three counts of kidnapping, all first-degree felonies, aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and grand theft of a motor vehicle, a third-degree felony.
In the days following Jackson’s death, Williams was also cited for driving under suspension and failure to control by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, after a one-vehicle accident on Ohio 124 in Sutton Township.
Williams failed to appear for a court appearance on the charges and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.