UPDATE: Arrest Warrant for Willie C. Toney Alleges Theft, Abduction, Strangulation of Rebecca Jackson
UPDATE - 3:30 p.m.
WTVY has obtained a copy of the Houston County warrant for Willie C. Toney's arrest. Toney is charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with the death of his ex-wife Rebecca Jackson.
The first count of capital murder alleges Toney intentionally caused Jackson's death by manual strangulation, doing so while abducting her with the intent to hold her for ransom or reward.
The second count of capital murder alleges Toney strangled Jackson, causing her death while stealing her car, a Kia Soul. The theft and abduction account for the two counts of capital murder.
Police allege Toney abducted Jackson from her home on South Alice Street on Wednesday night, driving her to the Bellwood community in Geneva County. Jackson's body was discovered in a field in Bellwood around 9 p.m. on Wednesday night.
Toney is being held in the Houston County Jail without bond. If convicted, he faces either the death penalty or life in prison.
UPDATE - 12:30 p.m.
Former co-workers of Rebecca Jackson say they plan to start a fund for her children. Police say Jackson was murdered on Wednesday night, allegedly by her ex-husband, Willie C. Toney.
Jackson's children are staying with family members. Toney is being held in the Houston County Jail without bond.
DOTHAN, AL -- Willie C. Toney has been charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with the death of his ex-wife Rebecca Jackson. Jackson's body was found in the Bellwood community of Geneva County on Wednesday, March 5th.
Toney is being held without bond in the Houston County Jail.
Toney allegedly kidnapped Jackson from her home on South Alice Street in Dothan early on Wednesday evening, driving her to Geneva County, where her body was later discovered. Police report an autopsy has been completed on Jackson, with authorities waiting on the report from the state medical examiner.
Police say Jackson's children witnessed an altercation between Jackson and Toney on Wednesday, placing a call to 911. By the time police arrived on the scene, Toney and Jackson were already gone.
Authorities in Geneva County discovered Jackson's body around 9 p.m. on Wednesday night. While a cause of death has not been released, police report Jackson had not been dead long when her body was discovered.
Jackson filed for divorce in November of last year, claiming Toney had violated an order of protection, and that he had been arrested for trying to break into their home. Jackson also alleged in the complaint that Toney had threatened to kill her and her children.
Police report they responded to several domestic calls at Jackson's residence on South Alice Street, but that none of those calls involved physical abuse.
The divorce was finalized just last week. At that time, Judge Kevin Moulton ordered Toney to no longer harass, threaten or intimidate Jackson.
Jackson's children are currently staying with family members. Funeral arrangements have not been released at this time.
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