For the last week or so, Fayetteville was plagued by the “Box cutter Bandit”
Julius Williams III, 50, of the 500 block of Rock Canyon Drive, was charged Friday with three counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping and one count of common law robbery.
So how did the cops get their suspect?
Williams was charged in 1992 with nine robberies that were similar to the more recent ones, Davis said.
One officer recalled a suspect in cases 18 years ago involving a person who committed similar crimes, Davis said, but could only remember the suspect’s first name.
While doing research officers found the records for Williams, who was released from prison in July after serving almost 18 of the 45 years, Davis said.
Then, another officer found a missing persons report that Williams’ mother filed Wednesday, Davis said.
As I’ve said, leopards don’t change their spots. He was out less than a year before he got back to his old ways.
So let me get this straight. They sentenced this guy to a pretty stiff 45 years, but they let him out after only 18 years? Less than half?