MOBILE, Alabama (WALA) - For the first time since the arrests of Jamal Lang, Michael Lee,Ernest Wiggins, and Bo Taylor were made in the Kyser Miree murdercase, Mobile Police Chief Tyrone Williams is talking. He sat downfor an exclusive, one-on-one interview with FOX10 News.
Since the death of Miree, details about the case have been keptquiet. While there are many details that won't come out until thecase goes to court, Chief Williams did discuss a few.
Williams started the interview by saying the arrests were theresult of just plain, old fashioned, police work.
"These people put their heads together, came up with a gameplan, and executed it. It was flawless," said Williams.
Williams woke up early Sunday morning to phone calls frominvestigators. That's not too out of the ordinary for a policechief, but these were the calls for which he and the victim'sfather had been waiting for.
"Mr. Miree and I had several conversations over the past monthsand I called him about 3:45 Sunday morning. He answered and soundedawake. It was a relief for him," Williams said.
Williams said many departments were included in the murderinvestigation. He said he was impressed that his team never lostsight of what needed to be done, even while under pressure from somany.
"We don't allow the citizens to rush us in doing what we need todo. We have to be effective and efficient and make good cases,because it does us no good to be sloppy and get the case thrownout," said Williams.
Williams still hasn't gone into specific details about whathappened that April night, but he did say this.
"They were not watching the house. This was one of those randomincidents where they followed an individual to a location anddecided they would commit a crime," explained Williams.
Williams made a statement months ago when the reward was raisedto $50,000. He said at that point he knew someone knewsomething.
So did tips play a role in solving this murder?
"I can tell you that we worked several tips that came in throughCrimestoppers or Text Tip, and they helped us," said Williams.
He said there will be an analysis at a later date to determineif anyone gets any of the reward. For now, Williams is proud of histeam, proud that a family is healing, and proud that old fashionedpolice work got four suspects off the streets.
All four of the suspects are facing capital murder charges. Whyall four? Williams said regardless of who pulled the trigger,whether someone was sitting in the car or driving the car, thecharge is the same.
Williams also said they do know who pulled the trigger butaren't releasing that information at this time.
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