815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

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Two Metro Jail Inmates Charged with Additional Capital Murders


Huntsville, Alabama (November 16, 2007) Two suspects, 17-year-old Jarrad Pearsall of 3212 Deerfield Road and James Antoine Williams, age 18, 1706 Chester Street are awaiting trial on Capital Murder charges in the Madison County Metro Jail. They were charged with the murder and robbery of Melvin Lovett, a store clerk at the Conoco Gas Station at 2100 Drake Avenue. Lovett’s body was found in the store March 11th


Spokesman Wendell Johnson said after an intensive investigation by the Major Crimes Unit, warrants have been obtained and the two suspects are charged again today with two Counts of Capital Murder from another case. On April 28, 2007, the bodies of Silviano Hernandez and Lorenso Perez were found at 3:30 in the morning on Cobb Road. They had been shot to death inside a vehicle. Both Pearsall and Williams will remain in the Metro Jail. Under Alabama State Law there is no bond on Capital Murder charges.