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Police investigate transient's slaying

Published April 15, 2007


ST. PETERSBURG - Police were investigating on Saturday a killing in the 2700 block of 20th Street S around 2:30 a.m.

The victim was Charles E. Williams, 25, who has been listed in previous jail records as a transient from Mississippi.

Officers were sent to the area to investigate gunshots and found Williams lying in the alley. Police say he died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say Williams listed 1766 Newark St. in St. Petersburg as his address, but both the property manager for the rental house, the homeowner and neighbors said he didn't live there.

Williams had been arrested in September 2005 for felony possession of marijuana and cocaine and again in June 2006 for violation of probation.

Police released no information on possible suspects nor motives.


Deputy's car hits suspect in robberies

LARGO - Sheriff's detectives are investigating an incident in which a deputy struck a suspect in two automatic teller machine robberies with his squad car.

Authorities say Deputy Jeremy Nygren's vehicle struck Ehren F. Humes, 23, a transient, about 1:15 a.m. Saturday at the 66th Street Plaza located at 66th Street and 126th Avenue N.

Humes was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.

Detectives spotted Humes early Saturday riding his bike in the plaza. One deputy entered the parking lot from the east, and when Humes tried to avoid that deputy he swerved into the path of Nygren, according to sheriff's officials.

Humes has been charged in the April 5 robbery of an ATM at the Bank of America at 13625 South Belcher Road. Charges are pending on the second ATM robbery.

[Last modified April 15, 2007, 00:25:59]

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