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One Person Charged with Murder, One Person of Interest Wanted for Questioning

One Person Charged with Murder, One Person of Interest Wanted for Questioning…

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Cherokee County, Alabama Sheriff Jeff Shaver and Sheriff’s Office investigators are enlisting help from the public in locating a person of interest in connection to a homicide that took place in March, just outside of Centre. According to Sheriff Shaver, Polk County road crew workers discovered the body of Lachancey Williams, 40 of Cedartown, while doing road work along Esom Hill Road on March 15th.

The person of interest wanted for questioning is identified as 38 year-old Nick Silvers. Silvers is a resident of Cherokee County and known to be in the area. If you anyone has information pertaining to Silvers’ whereabouts is asked to contact Chief Investigator Tony Monroy at 256-927-3365 or 256-557-5466. You may also remain anonymous by submitting information via the Sheriff’s Office website at,

According to Chief Deputy Josh Summerford, one person has been arrested and charged with Murder in connection to this homicide. Eric K. Hooper, 28 of Centre, was placed in the Cherokee County Jail on April 14th, after being extradited from the jail in Polk County, Georgia. Hooper is being held on a $1.5-million-dollar bond.

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