Police in Standoff With Robbery Suspect

A two-hour police standoff ends when police take down an armed suspect.

At around noon yesterday, Opp police responded to an alleged armed robbery attempt at a Speedy Cash.

After getting a description on the suspect’s vehicle, police began chasing 28-year old convicted felon John Cornelius Williams on Highway 84 West toward Andalusia.

Police say during the chase, Williams crashed his vehicle into a field.

The suspect got away on foot and eventually a two-hour standoff with police ensued.

During the standoff, Williams allegedly threatened to kill himself.

Police eventually moved in and subdued Williams.

Williams faces 1st degree robbery charges and may face additional charges.


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