Suspected Bank Robber Stabs Man 36 Times at St. Louis Motel: Police


Davion Williams. - SLMPD
  • Davion Williams.

The day after he was arrested for robbing a south-city bank, a St. Louis man faced murder and robbery charges for the brutal stabbing of Darnell Jones, 41, at the First Western Inn.

The Circuit Attorney's Office charged Davion Williams, 39, of the 4000 block of Winnebago Street, with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.

He'll also face a first-degree robbery charge for the unrelated bank robbery May 29 at Pulaski Bank, 3760 South Grand Boulevard, according to St. Louis Metropolitan police.

Some time between April 4 and 9, police say, Williams stabbed Jones in the head, back and neck 36 times before taking cash and a debit card out of his wallet, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Police found Jones dead around 10:30 a.m. on April 9 at the First Western Inn at 4828 N. Broadway.

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Court records show Williams has previously been convicted of stealing, drug possession, statutory sodomy and receiving stolen property.

Williams is being held on a $1 million cash-only bond.

Here's a little more info from police:

Incident: Homicide

Location: 4828 N. Broadway (First Western Inn)

Date/Time: 4/07/14 - 4/09/14, Time Unknown

Victim: Darnell Jones, 41-year old black male of the 4800 block of N. Broadway

Suspect: Unknown

Officers responded to the First Western Inn for a "suspicious death" and upon arrival, located the victim deceased with an apparent puncture wound to the head from an unknown type of weapon. Homicide assumed the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

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