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State Attorney Brian Kramer announces Spring Term Grand Jury results for criminal cases in Alachua County

Press release from the Office of State Attorney, 8th Judicial Circuit

On Wednesday July 14, 2021, Assistant State Attorney Ryan Nagel presented to The Alachua County Spring Term Grand Jury State vs. Marian Glovina Williams, 3/22/1964; and Valerie Young, 7/30/1968. The Citizens of Alachua County returned a True Bill indicting Marian Williams and Valerie Young for first degree murder, two counts of neglect of a child with great bodily harm, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest without violence, and false report to law enforcement authorities regarding a capital felony. The Alachua Sheriff’s Office investigation led to the arrest of Williams and Young. No Bond issued for count one first degree murder.

Assistant State Attorney Brian Rodgers presented to the Alachua County Spring Term Grand Jury, State vs Jermaine Torres Williams, 5/01/2002. The Citizens of Alachua County returned a True Bill indicting Jermaine Williams for first degree murder and tampering with physical evidence. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office investigation led to the arrest of Williams for the unlawful killing of Makiya Alyassa Ja’nay Ford on June 17, 2021. No bond. 

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Assistant State Attorney Angela Rodgers presented to the Alachua County Spring Term Grand Jury, State vs Doug Cantrel Heath, 11/01/1984; and Martesha Williams Johnson, 7/07/1990. The Citizens of Alachua County returned a True Bill indicting Doug Heath and Martesha Johnson for first degree murder and attempted first degree murder. The Alachua Sheriff’s Office investigation led to the arrest of Heath and Johnson for the unlawful killing of Tyerune Blocker. No bond.

The finding of a TRUE BILL means that the defendants will now be arraigned and will face trial at a later date.

The Honorable Phillip A. Pena received the grand jury findings and no bond was issued on the first degree murder counts for the defendants.