Crime

He was hit by a car in Biloxi. His situation only got worse from there.

Julio Williams
Julio Williams

Double misfortune struck Julio C. Williams in Biloxi.

First, a car hit him the evening of Nov. 20 as he walked across Irish Hill Drive and Travia Avenue. Then members of the Biloxi Fire Department say they found methamphetamine and marijuana in his pockets while they were trying to help him.

Williams, 35, also happened to be carrying a gun that struck the car’s windshield. On Friday, federal authorities arrested Williams on a criminal complaint that charges him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and lays out the accident details.

He has a felony drug record and was on parole at the time the car hit him. The state had previously convicted him on drug charges.

His arrest record dates to at least April 2011 in Harrison County, the jail docket shows, when Biloxi police arrested him on charges of possessing heroin, intending to distribute heroin and even littering.

He’s been in and out of the Harrison County jail nine times.

Williams was arrested four times in 2016 — he was jailed our times on various drug charges and a first-offense charge of driving under the influence.

Gulfport police arrested him August 1 on a charge of carrying a firearm after a felony conviction and other charges. He bonded out of jail about an hour later, the docket shows.

The driver of the car that hit Williams in November was not charged. Biloxi Police Lt. Chris De Back said the driver was doing the speed limit and indicated they did not see Williams because he was wearing dark clothes.

De Back said Williams spent a couple of days in the hospital.

Anita Lee: 228-896-2331, @calee99

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