William Willingham- Mississippi- 1999 Mar 16, 2015 23:03:31 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 16, 2015 23:03:31 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: amw.com archives)
Fugitive Profile as of March 17th, 2015 (based on FBI.Gov wanted poster):
Date(s) of Birth Used: June 21, 1961
Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Weight: 180 pounds
Occupations: Welder,Tractor driver
Scars and Marks: Willingham has the following tattoos on his left forearm: the word GEMINI; a circle with a symbol inside; and a circle with a cross inside. He also has two unidentified tattoos on his left bicep.
Remarks: Willingham has ties to Memphis, Tennessee. He may travel to Arkansas and Alabama. He reportedly is a heavy drinker and uses drugs. He is known to carry a 12-inch knife.
TIPS: The FBI and the Tate County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of William Willingham. If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Tips can also be submitted electronically to the FBI at tips.fbi.gov
William Willingham has had a federal warrant for his arrest since 1999. His case was aired on the August 9th, 2009 episode of AMW. Below is the FBI wanted description of his case:
"William Willingham is wanted for kidnapping and rape in Tate County, Mississippi. On December 22, 1998, Willingham is alleged to have tied up his girlfriend in her bedroom at her residence, and proceeded to the next room to rape her daughter. Willingham's girlfriend managed to free herself and went to the aid of her daughter. However, Willingham allegedly brandished a knife and forced his girlfriend back into her room. He then returned to the room of his girlfriend's daughter and allegedly continued to rape her. Willingham soon fled the residence.
On March 4, 1999, Willingham was indicted by a Tate County, Mississippi Grand Jury for statutory rape and kidnapping. A federal arrest warrant was subsequently issued after Willingham was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution."
Thoughts? In my opinion the reason Willingham has remained free for 16 years is the only pictures there seems to be of him is rather grainy and not that great. We all know from our AMW watching days some times that's enough (I felt the photo of Dean Myrie during the Lifetime season was terrible but they wound up catching him with it), but a over a decade and a half makes facial recognition less likely. So if he's going to be reeled in via a public tip, it will be someone who recognizes his tattoos. As far as whereabouts, his FBI profile mentions Arkansas and Alabama, and I have no reason to argue with that.
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