Wednesday, 10 January 2018 16:10

Aggravated Robbery Defendant Convicted

Williams Williams
Jan. 10, 2018 – A West Memphis man was convicted as charged Wednesday in the aggravated robbery in 2016 at a business in Frayser, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Siranthony Williams, 27, faces up to 12 years in prison when he is sentenced next month by Criminal Court Judge John Campbell.
The incident occurred around 8:20 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2016, as an employee of a business in the 1700 block of Frayser Boulevard was leaving with the nightly deposit. She said Williams put a gun to her neck, demanded the money and struck her in the head with the gun when she tried to run. Williams then fled with the money.
The victim was able to identify Williams because he had been in the store previously. A second defendant who allegedly drove a getaway vehicle has pending charges of aggravated robbery.
The trial this week was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Danielle McCollum and Nicole Germain of the DA’s Old Allen Community Prosecution Unit which emphasizes crime prevention and intervention in the Frayser-Raleigh-Millington area.