Edmonson Voice Staff Report
A Leitchfield man accused of having meth, drug paraphernalia, and someone else's social security number decided to visit the wrong friend on Thursday, August 18th, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office and the Dept. of KY Probation and Parole. The unnamed friend was a parolee whose residence was visited by authorities on the same day for a simple check up.
Officers said that when they arrived at the parolee's residence, they found Denver Williams, (51) Leitchfield, in a truck outside the house. Authorities reported that Williams was acting suspicious and didn't have a solid story as to why he was there. The officers also reported that the man was not in possession of a driver's license and first claimed that his name was "Johnny Williams," giving a social security number he claimed as his own.
Officers confirmed the social security number once belonged to a Johnny Williams, but a computerized database of documented criminal justice information confirmed that Johnny Williams had been deceased for at least a year. Authorities said the man stuck with his original story, still claiming to be Johnny Williams.
The vehicle that the man was driving was registered to Mr. Denver Williams, who also had an outstanding warrant for "Absconding From Supervision," which is avoiding required supervision while on parole. Williams was on parole for a host of violations from multiple counties, including Assault 3rd degree (police officer); Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree; Criminal Poss. of. Forged Instrument 1st degree and many more.
On scene, officers were able to obtain images of mugshots and tattoos of Denver Williams through the KY Department of Probation and Parole. Authorities were able to match the photos and tattoos to the suspect and he was placed under arrest.
Officers said while searching the man, they found a bottle of Lyrica with no prescription information, a used syringe and multiple spoons with residue, along with a corner bag which contained residue that tested positive in a field test kit for methamphetamine.
After being in custody for over an hour, Williams finally admitted to officers that he was Denver Williams.
In addition to the outstanding warrant, Williams now faces charges including: Giving an officer a false name or address, Illegal possession of a legend drug, Possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance 1st degree - drug unspecified.