EASTPOINT FL — Florida Department of Corrections officials said Wednesday their decision to release a high-risk sexual predator into the woods outside Eastpoint on Saturday afternoon was prompted by an absence of other options.
Norman Bill Williams, 56, left by state probation officials to camp on state land off Bear Creek Road, soon slipped off his ankle bracelet and absconded. Franklin County law enforcement officials said they believe he was transported to Panama City in Bay County that evening. He remained at large late Wednesday. Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen said his office was aware that Williams had gone missing and that his deputies were searching for him.
Jo Ellyn Rackleff, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections, said Williams is one of 99 sexual offenders throughout the state unable to find a residence that conforms with rules, which are dictated not only by state law, but by a growing number of city and ordinances that restrict where sex offenders and predators may reside.
The state was duty-bound to release Williams because he had completed 85 percent of a seven-year sentence, begun Oct. 10, 2006, for sexual battery on a victim by one in familial authority, a crime that occurred Jan. 1, 1994.
A second charge, sexual battery on a child under age 12, had been dropped in exchange for Williams’ no contest plea. A lawyer familiar with the case said prosecutors likely accepted the seven-year prison term because of the risk in securing a conviction on a crime that had occurred a decade earlier, MORE FROM THIS SOURCE...
Eastpoint Fl is at the southern tip of the Apalachicola National Forest on the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida DOC dumps "Rambo" off in a tent with a ankle bracelet and expects a six time loser to stay put, what the hell?
Norman Bill Williams, DOB 03/07/1955, Has Been In And Out Of Florida Prisons 6 Times, charges range from car theft to armed burglary to sexual battery with victim under 12. Norman Bill Williams aka "Big Bill" is a very large and dangerous man, he is 6' 4" tall and weighs 245 lbs, this guy will go down hard.
TATTOO... BACK WIZZARD, CROSS, JESUS
TATTOO... LEFT ARM EAGLE, WIZARD/SLEEVE
TATTOO... LEFT ARM WIRE BULL
TATTOO... LEFT LEG FISH
TATTOO... RIGHT ARM SLEEVE
TATTOO... RIGHT ARM WIRE LITE BOLTS SKULLS ORIENTAL
TATTOO... RIGHT CHEST NAKED LADY AND RT SIDE CHEST WIZAR
TATTOO... RIGHT HAND PANTHER
TATTOO... RIGHT LEG EYE
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
02/12/1985 GRAND THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE 08/23/1985 BAY 2YR 6M
12/08/1980 BURG/DWELL/OCCUP.CONVEY 09/12/1985 FRANKLIN 1YR 6M
12/08/1980 GRAND THEFT,$300 LESS &20,000 09/12/1985 FRANKLIN 1YR 6M
04/30/1987 ESCAPE 07/28/1987 FRANKLIN 8700065 4YR 9M
04/30/1987 GRAND THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE 07/28/1987 FRANKLIN 4YR 9M
12/15/1986 GRAND THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE 10/05/1987 FRANKLIN 2YR 6M
10/24/1988 AGG ASSLT-W/WPN NO INTENT TO K 03/13/1989 FRANKLIN 7YR 0M
10/23/1988 BURGLARY,ARMED W/EXP. OR WEAPO 03/13/1989 FRANKLIN 7YR 0M
10/24/1988 BURGLARY,ARMED W/EXP. OR WEAPO 03/13/1989 FRANKLIN 7YR 0M
12/24/1995 COCAINE - POSSESSION 04/19/1996 ST. LUCIE 9503175 3YR 6M
01/01/1994 SEX BATT VIC UNDER 12 FAM LIFE 10/10/2006 FRANKLIN 7YR 0M
COULD PANAMA CITY FL BECOME ANYMORE OF A CESSPOOL OF REJECTS, GRIFTERS, STRIPPERS/HOOKERS, EX-CONS, SEX OFFENDERS AND NOW A ESCAPED SEXUAL PREDATOR WHO IS 6' 4" TALL AND WEIGHS 245 LBS, GOOD LUCK WITH THIS DUDE.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at http://www.wbipi.com/