Sheriff Lance Bonds states that on September 5th, 2017 The Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about a stabbing that had taken place at a residence on highway 14. Witnesses' told authorities that the suspect, Jerry Williams of Stone County, had left the residence.

When Investigators arrived at the Stone County Medical Center, the victim, a white male and witnesses' were interviewed. According to the information received, Williams and the victim began arguing over a car title while at the victim's residence. After a short time, the argument became physical and Williams brandished a knife and stabbed the victim in the left side of the body. After stabbing the victim, Williams left the residence in a vehicle.

During the initial investigation, Williams turned himself into authorities. In a post Miranda interview, Williams stated that he and the victim had fought, and at one point he (Williams) had taken his knife and stabbed the victim.

While in custody, Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer formally charged Jerry Williams with First Degree Battery, a Class B Felony. His bond has been set at $50,000.00.