Joseph Edwards Williams was released from jail on a heroin charge on March 19. By March 20 Mr. Williams was back in jail on a murder charge, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. That’s right, one day the coronavirus gives you freedom to go back to living as a productive citizen, the next day you decide to (allegedly) go murder and end up back in jail. What are you doin’ Joseph?
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office confirms 26-year-old Joseph Edwards Williams was arrested on a warrant Monday night in Gibsonton.
They say he is connected to a March 20 shooting homicide in the Progress Village area. Deputies responded at 10:40 that night to several 911 calls about gunshots fired near 81st Street South and Ash Avenue. A man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Online jail records show Williams had been released from custody at 8:02 a.m. on Thursday, March 19 per an administrative order aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the county jails. The sheriff’s office says he was one of more than 100 inmates released from custody until trial.
That’s right, from heroin possession to murder — allegedly. Keep in mind this is nothing new to Florida Man in general. They’re notorious for going right back into the pen. Of course the big difference this time is that Joe was released due to a killer virus and the fuzz didn’t want to waste medical resources on this guy.
Here are some of the more notorious Florida Man(s) who couldn’t stay out of trouble:
A Florida man was arrested and charged with burglary after police say he broke into cars in the parking lot of the jail from which he had just been released on grand theft charges https://t.co/2PLAqr9Bve pic.twitter.com/VsP2wOoV22
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 6, 2019
Deputies: Florida man, just released from jail, tried to break into vehicles in the jail parking lot https://t.co/nx9uh9qPV3
— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) July 9, 2019
— Florida Man (@FloridaMan__) November 14, 2018
— Craig Pittman (@craigtimes) June 28, 2018