Eastpoint man bludgeons to death sexual predator

Bobby J. Bullock, Jr.

Bobby J. Bullock, Jr.

Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 08:57 AM.

A 46-year-old Eastpoint man has been charged in the beating death Saturday night of a notorious sexual predator who attracted nationwide attention in 2011 when he fled the county after being released from state prison to fend for himself in the woods.

Bobby J. Bullock, Jr., of Eastpoint, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after he turned himself in to the sheriff’s office following the confrontation with Norman Bill Williams, 59, which took place sometime before 8:30 p.m. on 23 Washington Street.

Capt. Chester Creamer said second degree murder charges are pending because Dr. Lisa M. Flannagan, with the medical examiner’s office, has requested the opinion of a second pathologist regarding the blunt trauma wounds to the neck that felled Williams.

Creamer said several people, many of whom were intoxicated, witnessed the violent incident but are reluctant to come forward to police. “Few people want to talk about it,” he said.

According to a press release, Deputy Jamie Shiver was first to arrive at the scene, about 8:23 p.m., to find emergency medical technicians administering CPR to Williams. He was transported to Weems Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The release said an investigation determined Williams had been arguing with David Holstein over “Williams having inappropriately touched a woman at his home.

“During that argument, Bobby Bullock struck Williams from behind with an ax handle just below his left ear, rendering him unconscious,” read the report.

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