Dublin DA names special prosecutor for Williams case

WARNER ROBINS — Dublin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Craig Fraser has been named the special prosecutor for a case involving a Warner Robins council member.

The appointment was made by the state Attorney General’s Office at the request of the Houston County District Attorney’s Office.

City Councilman John Williams is accused of making false statements to Warner Robins police officers in connection with reporting his city-issued cell phone had been stolen. Williams previously told The Telegraph, “I’m guilty of nothing.”

Houston County District Attorney Rabb Wilkerson said Thursday he received word from the state attorney general’s Office that Fraser had been named the special prosecutor.

Wilkerson previously said the decision to seek a special prosecutor was made in conjunction with Chief Assistant District Attorney Jason Ashford. The prosecutors agreed that because of the political ramifications associated with the case that it would be best to ask the state Attorney General’s Office to appoint a special prosecutor, Wilkerson said.

Williams, 71, of Warner Robins, is charged with false statements and writings, a felony, according to the Houston County District Attorney’s Office website. Williams also is charged with false report of a crime, tampering with evidence and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, all misdemeanors.

Fraser could not be reached for comment.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.