815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503




Huntsville Police Arrest Store Clerk Murder Suspect


Huntsville, Alabama (September 10, 2007) Huntsville Police Chief Henry Reyes announced this evening that Investigators have made an arrest in the robbery/homicide of Melvin Lovette, Jr. Lovette was killed March 11, 2007 at the Conoco on Drake Avenue. Eighteen year old James Antoine Williams of 1706 Chester Drive in Huntsville was booked for Capital Murder in the Madison County Metro Jail without bond. An additional arrest is expected.


Reyes said Investigators with the Major Crimes Unit spent many hours working on this case and they are to be commended for their diligence and perseverance. Reyes added, “The citizens of Huntsville should know we treat all homicides as a priority and make every effort to get the offenders off the streets and bring them to justice.”